Handyman (Oxfordshire):

We have a friendly, security-checked handyman who can help with light gardening and everyday DIY tasks, such as putting up a shelf, changing a lightbulb or mending a fence. This service is reasonably charged and is very popular. If you have a job need doing, feel free to call our Oxford office and ask for a quote.

Food Bank (Oxfordshire):

Crossroads Care works in conjunction with the Oxford Food Bank to provide emergency food packages for carers in need. Each package contains tinned goods and dried food to help during times of urgency. Should you feel you may need help from this service, call our Oxford office and we will be happy to talk confidentially with you about your needs. We can also point you in the right direction for extra help.

The Vincent Project (Oxfordshire)

Founded in memory of a Crossroads Care service user, the project seeks to open the arts to people with care needs and those who assist them. The Vincent Project has links to theatres, galleries, music and art spaces in both Oxford and London and often gets free or reduced-priced tickets for events and shows, including backstage tours. A beautifully illustrated online comic of the life of Vincent McKeown – who inspired the project – can be read on the project’s website, in addition to details of latest arts-related offers: www.vincentproject.org

Forget-Me-Nots (Newbury, West Berkshire)

Forget-me-nots is a Saturday day centre held in Newbury for people living with dementia of Alzheimer’s. The session is led by trained support workers and comprises activities and social time with a meal. Each session lasts from 9:30 to 3:30. Call our office in West Berkshire for more details on 01635 30008.

The Swift Service (Windsor and Maidenhead)

The Swift Service is an overnight service for unpaid carers who are kept awake or have broken sleep due to their caring role. Crossroads Care will provide a care support worker who will come in and stay overnight, with an option of them staying on until 2pm the next day. This gives carers the chance to go away overnight or to have a good night’s sleep at home. Call our office in Windsor on: 07833 449 031.

Van Hire (Oxford, West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead)

We have several adapted vehicles for hire, which are often used by people to attend family gatherings or for days away. The vans have a ramp and can accommodate wheelchair users. For more details, contact the office in your area. Numbers are on the Contact Us page.

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