Care For You

What We Do

Crossroads Care Wokingham provides short breaks for unpaid family carers to give them ‘Me Time’. We come into your home, step into your shoes and give you a break from the day-to-day stresses of caring.  This might be for a short period or longer, for an overnight stay or a weekend …we’re flexible …it’s all about what you need.

Taking a break in this way takes the pressure off you. It gives you time-out for yourself, e.g. for a game of golf or a cup of tea with your friends. This makes it possible to re-connect with your family and friends, clubs and societies and to go back to or remain in employment. Above all, it gives you a life beyond caring!

For people with care needs, we will engage them with meaningful activities to enhance their quality of life.  This might be going out for a walk, visiting interesting places or café, pursuing a hobby or simply enjoy the fresh air in an open environment.  For people with limited mobility or severe health condition, we can bring outdoor activities to indoor so that they could enjoy their life to full.

We also provide covers for carers to attend appointments or in an emergency crisis situation.

We welcome both regular or ad hoc bookings which can be pre-booked or at short notice.

How we do it

We have an open referral system. Once a referral is received, we will visit you and the person you care for to discuss your needs and design a tailored made service to meet the aspirations and requirements of yourself and the person you care for.

We will allocate one of our professionally trained carer support workers, take over your caring role, either on a regular or ad hoc basis, as agreed.   Our carer support workers are vetted by the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) and they are competent in a wide range of practical care.  They also have a deep understanding of the physical and emotional stresses as a result of caring and the frustration experienced by the people with care needs.

Our aim is to give you peace of mind whilst you enjoy your well earned break.

What services do we provide?

We offer a wide range of services for all age groups, disabilities or health conditions at the day and time of your choice. To find out more about our dedicated services click on one of the links below:
Wokingham Crossroads - Call and Care Service

Call & Care Service

As a carer, it is essential that you find ‘Me Time’ to take a break.  This could be time to visit friends or family, to go for a coffee and a chat, go swimming, take up a new hobby, it could even be time simply to go to sleep.  Without taking time...
companionship services - Wokingham Crossroads Care

Companionship

As a carer, you might at times feel very isolated from your families and friends.  Likewise, the person you care for may, because of their illness or disability, have lost touch with their families, friends and colleagues.  By taking up the Compan...
Emergency Cover For Caregivers - Wokingham Crossroads

Emergency Cover

In Wokingham Borough Council the Back Me Up scheme operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.  It provides urgent support to the cared-for person in the event of a carer being unable to care because of sudden illness, accident ...
psychological support to carers - Wokingham Crossroads

End Of Life

This service provides emotional, practical and psychological support to carers, family and friends and to those living with cancer and other life-limiting conditions in their own homes. Our objectives are to: • help avoid unnecessary and unwanted...
Alzheimers Carer Support - Wokingham Crossroads

Dementia/ Alzheimer's Care

Crossroads Care Wokingham understands the needs of people with dementia/Alzheimer’s and the challenges that their carers/families experience.  Our support packages are tailor-made so that carers feel confident in taking a break and leaving the per...
Overnight care - Wokingham Crossroads

Overnight Care

Caring is a rewarding but challenging role impacting on your well-being especially when you are constantly deprived of sleep because of your caring responsibility. This is particularly demanding if you are caring for someone with dementia. Cros...

Why choose us

We embody professionalism with a human face, respecting individuality, dignity, choice independence and safety of carers and the people they care for.

Our 5Cs qualities:

  • Carers led :
    Carers and the person they care for are at the heart of our services. We promote carers partnership; encourage carers to be in control with choices and independence.
  • Competency:
    We provide both mandatory trainings, as required by CQC, and specialist trainings. Our carer support workers are both knowledgeable of and skilful in a wide range of health conditions and disabilities.
  • Consistency:
    Our service is of high quality with regular review and monitoring systems in place.
  • Continuity:
    We provide the same carer support worker to the carer throughout his/her caring journey.
  • Competitive:
    Our rates are highly competitive should carers wish to purchase their own care packages.

Do you need to pay?

As a carer, you may be entitled to our free service funded by the local council or by charitable trusts.  You may like to purchase our service through self – funding or using a Personal Budget if you have been given the money by your social worker.

If you are in receipt of an Individual Service Fund, we are happy to manage this fund on your behalf for the use of our services.   To find out more please call us on 0118 979 5324 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We care for people not for profit

To find out more please select one of the specialist services

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