About Us

what

Weekly group meetings - we meet after school to have fun, make friends, to chill out, eat snacks,

get information, do skill development activities and challenges.

Respite Outings - we go on day outings each school holiday time and our High School members have a

weekend trip away at Christmas time.

One to One - you can meet with our workers if you want advice, or want to talk about any worries or

difficulties you might have.  You can also drop in at lunch times or after school if you want a confidential

chat or information.

Advocacy Support - our workers can support you at school or at any family support meeting.  You can ask

them to represent you by speaking to individual people or organisations when you want to flag up

any concerns, difficulties or ideas you think might help.  We can also work together as a group to give

information to services so that they can better support you and your families; we can also

provide training for them.

cost

Time - we've found that family members and Crossroads Care can help you support the people you

care for.

Transport - the service pays for all your transport costs, this includes getting you home after group meetings

and going on outings.

Food - all your snacks and meals out are paid for by the service.

Activity costs - they are paid for by the service. 

info

It is treated with respect

It is only shared with others if you agree to this

You are encouraged to share information with your families and others who are in the position to support you.  Our workers help you identify choices on how to deal with things so that you still feel in control

exception

Yes - if it means keeping people safe.  When you tell our workers or volunteers something which makes them

feel you or someone else might be at risk of harm, then they have to tell someone else who can help. This is

likely to be someone in your family, a health worker, social worker or police officer.  Our workers support you

through this process and you have a say in how the information is passed on.  When you are 16 years of age,

as long as you are not on the Child Protection Register or on a Supervision Order, you control the information. 

The only exception to this would be if a child or someone vulnerable was at risk of being hurt.  For all other

information you decide whether you want it passed on to others and our workers will support you with your

choices.   

 

move on

When you reach 18 years of age

When your circumstances and your caring role changes

If the person you care for dies; you get bereavement support - the time for this is agreed with you, our workers, your families and advice from other appropriate support services.