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Crossroads in the Vale [EMI] Ltd. Caring for Carers

Vale of Glamorgan

Voluntary Sector

Summary of aims & objectives:
The over-riding purpose of the organisation is to support the Carer of someone, who late in life has developed a mental illness such as dementia and severe depression, living in the Vale of Glamorgan. To meet this aim, the organisation recruits and trains Care Workers to provide respite care which may be in a domiciliary, social or day care setting. The service reduces stress in families/persons responsible for care, avoids the unnecessary admission to hospital or residential care, supplements and complements existing statutory services, and maintains a high standard of care.


  • Discussion with the Carer about their own needs and the needs of the person they care for.
  • On-going reassessment of Carer’s needs and those of the person for whom they care.
  • Trained Care Workers who provide emotional and practical support in a domiciliary setting to the Carer and cared-for person, covering many parts of the 24 hour day, 365 days a year, as resources permit.
  • Free Individual Counselling Service provided by qualified counsellors.
  • Carers Support & Social Groups; advice, support and information

Care for the cared-for person is also available in:-

  • Day Centres in Penarth, Dinas Powys
  • Weekly lunch and social clubs in Penarth and Barry
  • Afternoon club in Penarth and Barry

Transport is provided to and from the group activities. Care Workers are responsible for the confused or depressed individual in a friendly social atmosphere, in order to increase their self esteem and quality of life. The service is run by paid trained staff.

Easy access – a telephone call to the office from Carers themselves, friends, relatives and Health & Social Services staff                                                 

Elizabeth Brown, Norma Purser, Room 24, West House, Stanwell Road, Penarth, CF64 2YG     Reg. Charity No. 1061381

Tel: 029 2070 0057

email: care@crossroads-vale.org.uk


Updated July 2007


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