National Gardens Scheme And Crossroads Care
Crossroads Care has launched a new initiative to develop volunteer support within its network, thanks to the generous support of National Gardens Scheme.
For more than ten years, National Garden Schemes has enabled Crossroads Care to develop its services and help even more carers across England and Wales.
Crossroads Care aims to use the NGS donation to ensure that it has the widest possible impact on carers at a local level, and has this year set up the National Gardens Scheme Development Fund for Volunteering.
This will allow the charity to establish or extend volunteering activities for local Crossroads Care schemes across England and Wales. This has enabled it to support six wide-ranging activities for the next twelve months.
In East Lancashire the Music Therapeutic Care Giving scheme will build on an existing project to support clients with dementia through singing. In Bexley, London, the Befriending service is a pilot project to develop a volunteer service for carers to help them avoid social isolation.
Other projects include The Timebank scheme in South Thames, Get Connected in North Hertfordshire which is helping carers to get online, a volunteer sitting service in the East Midlands, and a Volunteer Coordinator post in the Manchester area.
Commenting on this year’s Yellow Book launch, Anne Roberts, Chief Executive of Crossroads Care, said:
“The support from the National Gardens Scheme has been pivotal in enabling Crossroads Care to grow and develop the range of services we provide to carers, and on behalf of our staff, volunteers and most importantly, the carers we support, I would like to thank NGS for its continuing assistance.
“This is an interesting time for Crossroads Care as we prepare to merge with The Princess Royal Trust for Carers to create Carers Trust – a new UK-wide carers charity. We were delighted to recently hear that NGS has pledged its support to the Carers Trust, and we look forward to forging close relationships in the months and years to come.”
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