CROSSROADS SILVER ANNIVERSARY AGM

Maureen Meatcher (Chair), Mrs Hilary Soane, Cllr Bill Soane , Phillip Robinson & Steve Vale

Remembering twenty-five years of providing essential respite breaks to carers in Wokingham & Bracknell Forest was the highlight of our AGM on Wednesday 21st November.  Attended by the Deputy-Mayor  of Wokingham Borough Council , Cllr Bob Soane and the Deputy Mayoress Mrs Hilary Soane, carers and some of our new and long-serving staff and volunteers.

You can see our Annual Report 2017-18 here.

 

 

 

 

BEST BREAKFAST UPDATE

Thanks to everyone who turned out to support us at our annual Best Breakfast on Friday 2nd November.

This includes AVC Fencing whose very kind donation provided the essentials, bacon, delicious pastries and much, much more.

Organised by Julia, our fundraising Trustee, an  amazing £471.70 was raised towards our End of Life Care Project to support the carers of people with a life limiting illness.

 

 

WOKINGHAM WINTER CARNIVAL

Sunday 25th November 2018, 11am – 6pm

The Carnival is a FREE community event held in the town centre with entertainment for all the family.

Attractions for the day include fun fair rides, over 125 food, craft and charity stalls, non-stop FREE entertainment including a magic show, Punch & Judy, comedy jugglers, clowns, Morris dancers and other special entertainers.

Find out more here.

We’ll be in the Market Place  – come and say hello and take part in the ‘Guess the weight of the cake’ competition!

 

 

CROSSROADS CARER’S CREAM TEA

Luck was definitely with us on Thursday 21st June as we enjoyed a cream tea, bathed in sunshine, in the beautiful garden of The Berkshire Care Home in Wokingham.

Our thanks go out to Amanda, Caroline and chef Simon for their help in making it such a wonderful (and restful) day for everyone.

 

CARERS SURVEY DROP-INS

Two drop-ins have been arranged for local carers to give their views on Wokingham Borough Council carers’ services and say what they’d like to see in the future.

Come along on:

  • Thursday 6th September,  6.30pm – 8.30pm
  • Friday 7th September,  11am-1pm or 2pm -4pm

Where: The Rose Room, The Bradbury Centre, Rose Street, Wokingham RG40 1XS

Your feedback will be used to write the Wokingham Borough Council Carers Strategy 2018 – 2020

Find out more here.

 

 

SEEING THE DIFFERENCE

 Would you like to know more about how to prevent and manage macular degeneration as you age?

The Macular Society are holding a lively seminar at The Berkshire Care Home on Thursday 30th August, 2pm – 3.30pm.

To book you place contact 0118 911 5384.

See more details here.

 

Carers Week 2018
11 – 17 June

Is looking at all the ways we can support carers to stay Healthy and Connected.

For details of the events being held during Carers Week for all unpaid carers in the Wokingham Borough area see here.

To book a place on the sessions please contact Wokingham Outreach Carers Service

Tel: 0118 324 7333 or Email: ask@berkshirecarershub.org  

 

 

 

Dementia Action Week   –  21 to 27 May 2018

Wokingham Film society with Wokingham Dementia Action Alliance will be presenting a dementia friendly film screening to mark the week.

‘Summer Holiday’ starring Cliff Richard and the Shadows will be shown on Wed 30th May, 1.30pm

The Whitty Theatre, Luckley House School, Luckley Road, Wokingham, RG40 3EU

See here for more details.

 

 

Take part in the Wokingham Carers Forum 

 Do you live in Wokingham Borough and care on an unpaid basis for someone who would not be able to manage daily life without your support?

If so you are warmly welcome to attend the Carers Forum and have your say about services and support in the local area and influence changes where needed.  

Date of next meeting:

  • Friday 6th April 10-12pm

Venue : Meeting Room, Wokingham, Fire Station, Easthampstead Road, RG40 2EH. There is parking right next to the fire station.

 If you’d like to attend or for more information please contact Wokingham Outreach Carers Service on 0118 324 7333 or ask@berkshirecarershub.org

 

Do you want to learn how to reduce your risk of falls?   

There are simple ways you can reduce your risk of having a fall. This includes making simple changes to your environment and doing exercises to improve your strength and balance.

Come along on Tuesday 6th March, 11am – 12.30pm to The Berkshire Care Home, 126 Barkham Road, Wokingham RG41 2RP to find out more. 

Talks by brighterkind’s Director of Nursing and Wokingham Borough Council’s Steady Steps Team.

For find out more see here and to book your place, call 01189 115 384.

 

News of recent activities organised by Crossroads Care Wokingham in support of our work.

 

quiz-night-image Crossroads Care Wokingham Quiz

 The first Crossroads Quiz was held in February 2017.  Trustees were joined by family, friends and friends of friends to raise money for the organisation.

The monies raised went towards our End of Life Care Project which offers an essential break to carers whose loved ones have a life limiting illness or cancer. Thanks to the Quiz Master kindly donating his fee, and the proceeds from a raffle, a fantastic £380.79 was raised. For every £20 of that total Crossroads can now offer an hours break to a carer in need.

Julia Tredwell, Trustee fund raiser, thanked everyone for supporting the evening. The positive feedback means we will be looking arranging another Quiz later in the year.

If you are a ‘Quiz Master’ or just interested in enjoying the delicious fish and chip supper let us know and we will be in contact when a new date has been set.

Call: 0118 979 5324.

 

Big Breakfast for all

The Big Breakfasts, one of the carers awareness initiatives of the national Carers Trust, were held throughout the UK in October 2016 to make everyone aware how important it is to support carers who look after a family member.  At the local Best Breakfast organised by Julia Tredwell, one of the Wokingham Crossroads Care Trustees, an amazing £387 was raised towards our End of Life Care Project which supports the carers of people with life limiting illness.

Best Breakfast 2 2016

 

 

  Thank you to everyone who generously supported the event (P.S. Julia has given advance notice that the breakfast could become an annual occasion.)