Rotherham’s Crossroads Care calling for more volunteers

If you find you’ve got more time on your hands in 2024, could you use it to support Rotherham’s unpaid carers?

For the last 35 years, Rotherham based Crossroads Care have been providing a range of services to give unpaid carers a break from their caring responsibilities. One in five adults care for a parent, child, spouse or friend, with over 30,000 unpaid carers in Rotherham.

Crossroads Care can help in various ways, from giving information, training and signposting to other support services, to providing CQC outstanding rated domiciliary and respite care.

They have carers groups throughout the borough in Kiveton Park, Kimberworth Park and at their head office at Bradmarsh Business Park.

Last year, they opened a dementia-specific day centre at their HQ and launched a new bereavement group to expand their support services to those who cared for someone who has since died.

And this January, their popular café and charity shop, The Corner, which opened in 2019, is moving just round the corner to larger premises on Bridgegate.

To provide all these services to unpaid carers, Crossroads Care rely on the support of volunteers. In 2024, they would like to welcome even more volunteers to the team which in turn will enable them to reach out to more of the unpaid carers’ community in Rotherham.

You could help with things like their telephone befriending service, spend a few hours at the support groups or day centre, chaperone service users on trips out, or work in the charity shop.

Being a Crossroads Care volunteer brings with it many positives including reducing isolation, learning new skills, making new friends, and enhancing your CV.

For more information please call their Volunteer Coordinators on 01709 360272.