What ever is your celebration have a Happy Christmas, or Seasonal break and a most successful 2018 to one and all!


Santa came to Crossroads Today, it brought us joy to hear him play!

Then after awhile he was on his way                                                           driven on his motorized sleigh


Merry Christmas and good tidings to all wishing you the best 2018! Please remember we will be here when you need us so call 020 8373 6210

2017 Christmas Rotary Collection by the Crossroads elves!

Yet another excellent response from the community to Rotary’s Santa’s magic Sleigh Ride!

The night was dark, the wind blew cold but all around we brought joy and pleasure as the magic sleigh glided through the streets bringing Christmas cheer to young and old alike. Children gathered on street corners and people danced in the streets.

“We were waiting for you” one resident said and handed a bucket full of change to one of Santa’s little helpers.

Others stood on their door steps, waved and joined in the Christmas spirit as led by our Chair  Geraldine Orfeur and senior Rotarian’s from the Edmonton branch we played festive songs

joy really did shine around as pounds and pennies rattled in our collection boxes!

Carers who need respite care are advised to request a Carers Assessment of your needs –

Crossroads Lea Valley Branding message #005

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Do you need respite care so you can have a life outside of caring?

If this is you and you have not requested a carers assessment please think about getting one done today!


Carers have a right to have their needs assessed in their own rights not just the needs of the person they care for. By getting a carers assessment  may mean that there will be help, practical, emotional and possibly financial to help you as a carer continue to care.

Who to Contact?

If there is a social worker involved in looking after your cared for then talk to them or contact Enfield Social Services either via their website, phone or in person.


Get in touch with Enfield Carers Center, Britania House, 137-143 Baker Street, Enfield EN1 3JL 020 83663677 who will be able to advise and in some cases assist in getting you a Carers Assessment.


Carers Rights Day 2017 Event at Enfield Carers Center another success for your rights!

Well another great year for Carers Rights day at the Enfield Carers Center. Hopefully a lot of you managed to benefit from the sessions available  and are now better supported and informed on your rights at a time when Carers services are very heavily under threat. Join us and all Carers Trust affiliated organisations in helping make your voice as a carer heard!

Until another year below is a reminder of the great events put on for you at the 2017 event

When Cares are better informed there is more chance of getting the support they need.

Are you looking after someone who needs your help because they’re either ill, disabled, have mental ill health or a substance misuse issue? If so, you’re a carer and Enfield Carers Center (ECC) can help you.

Are You Missing Out? – Know Your Rights As A Carer


12.00 – 1.00            Free Buffet Lunch Networking/Information Stalls

1.00 – 1.15             Welcoming Address – Her Worship the Mayor of Enfield Cllr Christine Hamilton

1.15 – 1.30             Carers Rights – Solicitor Craig Ward

1.30 – 1.45             Financial Assistance for Carers – Marion Cooke (ECC)

1.45 – 2.00             Question & Answer Session

2.00 – 2.10             Getting the Best From Your Carers Assessment

2.10 – 2.45             Ask The Panel – Representatives from ECC & Enfield Clinical Commissioning Group (NHS)

2.45 – 3.00             Commissioning for Enfield Carers: Next Steps –Rosie Lowman, Enfield Council Commissioning

3.00 – 3.15             Information Stalls / Tea & Coffee Break

3.15 – 4.00             Live performances by the “SING OUT CHOIR  (Inclusive Community Choir Project)

4.00                    ECC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Pamela Burke, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, Enfield Carers Centre, Britannia House, 137-143 Baker Street, Enfield EN1 3JL, T: 020 8366 3677

E: pamb@enfieldcarers.org     W: www.enfieldcarers.org

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News from Carers Trust our partners in Care

Carers Trust events


Carers Trust Christmas carol concert

Come and join comedian Jo Brand, broadcasters Angela Rippon and Jennie Bond, and the City of London Choir at our 2017 Christmas carol concert at St Mary-le-Bow Church, London EC2, on 5 December.



The Carers Trust Network England Conference

Our England Conference will take place from 12 noon on 22 March to 2pm, 23 March 2018, at St John’s Hotel, Solihull. Booking details to follow.

What a great night for a great cause! Rotary Club of Edmonton, recognise Carers Trust, Lea Valley Crossroads Care Service as one of its Charities of the year!

Crossroads Chair Geraldine Orfeaur

Following a wonderful donation from its Christmas Collection the Chair of our Charities board was delighted to take part in Rotary’s Quiz night that raised a well needed donation to the wonderful work that Crossroads staff have delivered to members and their families.

Crossroads Chair Geraldine Orfeaur was delighted with the magnificent gift when she and staff from the charity attended the Clubs presentation on 26th January at the Toyota Show Rooms on the A10. A great night for a great cause.

Great News!

Did you know that Crossroads Lea Valley has been serving the people of Enfield for 31 years! Yes 31 years of reliable continuous service to Carers and their cared for, without us life for hundreds of families would have been so much harder.

We are your local charity of choice. We are Lea Valleys best local provider of respite care when ever you need us we will be there.


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Carer with his wife

Carers Week

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Community House

We hope you came and saw us during London Borough of Enfield’s Carers Week which was the week of the 11th June 2018 .

Thanks to generous support following a successful bid to the Carers Trust we began a series of awareness and discussion meetings at Community House led by our experienced social work qualified Transitions worker, and others in response to Carers questions. These were very well attended helping carers understand the recent changes to funding being brought in from the end of November meaning that all carers who need respite care should apply for a carers assessment.

Stop Press! Exciting development will start in Carers Week 11th June 2018! Please contact us for details during May. Our office phone number is 020 8373 6210 or visit our website for details of events as they are confirmed.