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Crossroads Caring Scotland is a national charitable organisation established in 1978. They provide practical support to reduce the stress of carers by providing care in their own home for someone who is ill or disabled so that their carer can have a meaningful break. Crossroads' care attendants are highly trained to take on all the personal care tasks that a carer usually undertakes - this lets the carer leave the person they look after with confidence.
Such respite breaks can give a carer the opportunity to do the things that most people take for granted - go shopping, have a coffee with friends, read a newspaper, or even have an uninterrupted sleep. It can give them a chance to recharge their batteries and take time for themselves.
The service is provided through their network of 40 schemes and services around Scotland. In the last few years some 22 schemes have become directly managed services from the national office in Glasgow. The remainder of schemes are governed by local volunteer management boards.
Last updated on 21/07/2012
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