Care in the local community has never been more important. We at Crossroads Care have seen the need for our services increase exponentially, due to the closure of wider support services during the Covid-19 lockdown.
Paul, who lives alone and has a disability, said: "It's great to have someone from Crossroads Care to talk to regularly about everyday things. It has made life during the lockdown feel more normal."
Sandra, mother of a disabled son, said: "We have had excellent care for Roger, nothing was too much trouble, they [Crossroads staff] were always cheerful and helpful."
Andrew Clarkson, Crossroads Fundraising Manager, said: "We are launching the Carer Support Project... Carers have been struggling on, shouldering the burden of care. This has led to isolation, exhaustion and challenges to mental health. As we come out of lockdown we want to give these carers respite breaks as soon as they feel able to accept our help safely. We are always in urgent need of funding and would like to thank all those heroes who have helped us."