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Crossroads and Enfield Dementia Action Alliance

We are pleased to announce that Crossroads Lea Valley Care Service supports the Enfield Dementia Action Alliance thanks to the hard and great job of our Trustee Anne Rehahn. Her words are given below... I represent Crossroads Carers Trust Lea Valley Care Service on the Enfield Dementia Action Alliance (EDAA). Under the auspices of the Alzheimer’s Society, the London Borough of Enfield created a local Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) which was launched in September 2013.…

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Are you caring for a sick parent? As a young carer you might need some help

Who is a young carer? A young carer is someone, usually aged 16-25 but sometimes even younger, who looks after a sick parent, a friend or brothers and sisters. What are the main duties for a young carer? Cooking, housework and shoppingPhysical care, such as helping someone out of bedEmotional support, such as talking or listening to someone Personal care, such as helping someone dress or go to the toiletManaging the family budget and collecting…

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iCan Service in Enfield

What is the iCan service? The iCan Service is a free, confidential service which aims to improve the health and well-being of adults who are living in Enfield. At Crossroads we are in partnership with this project which consists in a coordination of four iCan Navigators across Enfield and surrounding areas, supporting people with dementia, diabetes, those who are socially isolated or need end of life care. How to get support by our iCan Navigators…

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Christmas Letter by Jill Raines

Christmas at Crossroads I cannot believe how quickly the year has passed. We have been successfully recovering from the loss of our Council funding and unfortunately suffered another blow. We have received notice from Enfield Clinical Commissioning Group of the withdrawal of our funding from 31st March 2020. The funding enabled us to provide continuing care respite to seriously ill people. This represented the only free at point of delivery respite service we were able…

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Hourly cost of homecare in Enfield

Care at home services in Enfield? When a care home is not an affordable or unintentional solution for your needs, then to have a support or a carer sitting service for few hours represents a good compromise for you. In this case, it is very important for your physical and mental health to find out a solution for all effort you put in caring your relatives. The London Borough of Enfield is well known to…

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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) rates our care services

Last year, the Care Quality Commission inspected our care at home services we offer in Enfield area. Our first goal is to support all informal carers who have caring responsibilities for a child, young adult, their partners, their parents or other relatives in their own homes. The service aims to give a regular break to the carer; during this time provides care and support which includes the provision of the regulated activity of personal care…

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Janet Brown Annual Award

The Janet Brown Award is a permanent reminder of Janet’s work with Crossroads and is presented annually to a Care Support Worker who has ‘GONE THE EXTRA MILE’. Janet Brown joined our Board in 2007 though she had been known to us previously as she provided training sessions to our staff around children’s epilepsy medication.  Janet was the West Lea School Nurse for many years and on retirement became a School Governor there, she was…

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Welcome to the team Lorraine!

New Team for the Transition Project 14-25 Lorraine has recently joined our team, to work alongside Kevin as part of the transition project. We asked her to talk a bit about her background and the new role. "I have worked for many years with children and young people with SEND, both ‘hands on’ and as a SENCO for many years.  Mostly recently, I was an Independent Supporter for Barnardos working on transferring the old system…

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We’re looking for care support workers to join our team!

Care Support Worker - Enfield Area Are you happy to support individuals and their families through difficult times? Are you willing to understand the client enough to provide a special quality of care? We are Carers Trust Lea Valley Crossroads Care Service, the number one local charity supporting carers and people with care needs, in Enfield since 1986. We offer short term replacement care, to meet the individual needs of adults and children, within their own…

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Fantastic news for parents of young people in transition to Adult provision our 2T project can support you with 14-25 year old’s in transition!
Transition project 14-25

Fantastic news for parents of young people in transition to Adult provision our 2T project can support you with 14-25 year old’s in transition!

Are you caring for a young person or adult with additional needs aged 14-25 years? Then, we have got fantastic news thanks to the generous support of BBC Children in Need. Our fantastic 2T transitions project has been extended to support those with children and young people from the age of 14 to 25! Earlier, we were thrilled with the amazing support from the Lloyds Bank Foundation in conjunction with the Big Lottery. They fantastically…

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