Crossroads service is about giving time - improving the lives of Carers by giving them time to be themselves and have a break from their caring responsibilities. Our aim is to provide a reliable service, tailored to meet the individual needs of each Carer and the person they are caring for. We have schemes in most parts of England and Wales, which provide a range of services to meet local needs.
I have links with and strongly support the following charities:-
Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) is a British charity dedicated to the health and humanitarian needs of the Palestinian people.
A charity set up in 2007 with the aim of helping the poor and needy of Varanasi, India with their visual needs.The Charity is independent, Non-Religious, and Non-Secular. The aim is to give help to all those with eye problems who otherwise could not afford treatment.
Jewish Care is the largest health and social care charity for the Jewish community in the UK, caring directly for nearly 7,000 people every week!
CIWF seeks to achieve the global abolition of factory farming and the adoption of agricultural systems which meet the welfare needs of farm animals in the belief that this will also benefit humanity and the environment.
Action Aid are an international development agency whose aim is to fight poverty worldwide. Formed in 1972, for over 30 years they have been growing and expanding to where they are today, helping over 13 million of the world’s poorest and most disadvantaged people in 42 countries worldwide.
We are an independent , national charity assisting refugees in the UK. We help the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people seeking asylum in the UK by giving them free legal advice and representing them in their asylum application. We also combine our advice work and policy work with campaigning for the fair treatment of refugees in this country.
The role of the Actors’ Benevolent Fund is to care for actors unable to work because of poor health, an accident or frail old age.
Generous support from members of the public and the acting profession itself means the Actors’ Benevolent Fund has fulfilled this commitment to actors for over 120 years.
Sight Savers is dedicated to combating blindness in developing countries, primarily in the Commonwealth, by working with partner organisations in poor and the least served communities to support ongoing activities that prevent and cure blindness, restore sight and provide services to blind people.
Dedicated to the protection and preservation of Africa’s wilderness and its denizens, particularly endangered species such as elephants and black rhino
Practical Action is the new name for ITDG – the Intermediate Technology Development Group. The name may have changed, but the organisation and the values that we represent remain – practical answers to poverty, sustainable solutions and people focused. With our new name, we hope to be better able to reach out to a new generation of supporters, to help us continue to deliver and develop practical answers to poverty.
Southampton and Winchester Visitors Group (SWVG) is a group of volunteers who befriend refugees and asylum seekers who are in need, hardship or distress. We offer practical and emotional support. A registered charity, we also raise funds so that we can provide temporary accommodation and subsistence to those destitute asylum seekers who are in greatest need.
Our sister organisation, Voice for Refugees works to challenge the myths and prejudices surrounding the issue of asylum, and campaigns for more humane asylum policies.
The Charles Dickens Museum in London is the world’s most important collection of material relating to the great Victorian novelist and social commentator. The only surviving London home of Dickens (from 1837 until 1839) was opened as a Museum in 1925 and is still welcoming visitors from all over the world in an authentic and inspiring surrounding. On four floors, visitors can see paintings, rare editions, manuscripts, original furniture and many items relating to the life of one of the most popular and beloved personalities of the Victorian age.
Disabled Living Foundation is a national charity that provides free, impartial advice and information on all types of daily living equipment for older and disabled people and their carers.
Sense is the leading national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind. We provide expert advice and information as well as specialist services to deafblind people, their families, carers and the professionals who work with them. We also support people who have sensory impairments with additional disabilities.
Compassion in Care is a registered charity, all the work we do is unpaid and done in our spare time but I have to work for a living also. Even though the time we have is limited we turn no one away who contacts us needing help we will always get back to you as soon as we possibly can, so please be patient.
I hope that Compassion in care will always be a true champion of the elderly by being truly independent and that means we are totally reliant on public donations as our only source of income
The National Stroke Foundation is the voice of stroke in Australia. Our mission is to stop stroke, save lives and end suffering.
We work with stroke survivors, carers, health professionals, government and the public to reduce the impact of stroke on the Australian community.
Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group provides volunteer visitors for those in immigration detention . The visitor’s most important role is to be a friend, to listen and to care what happens to the detainee; to be a voice for them and to help them cope with their situation. We help with practical needs such as clothing and phone cards and help detainees access good legal advice, medical and psychological care. We run talks in local schools and outreach work in the community to highlight refugee, asylum and detention issues.
The Stroke Association is the only UK-wide charity solely concerned with combating stroke in people of all ages. The charity funds research into prevention, treatment, better methods of rehabilitation and helps stroke patients and their families directly through its community services which include communication support, family and carer support, information services, welfare grants, publications and leaflets. The Stroke Association also campaigns, educates and informs to increase knowledge of stroke at all levels of society acting as a voice for everyone affected by stroke.
Street Child Africa supports street-connected children by funding prevention work, outreach programmes, centres, education and family reintegration services.
The children we support are courageous, resilient and resourceful. Their potential is our inspiration because we know them and we know their stories.
We know what brought them to the streets, the challenges they face and their aspirations. Understanding their experiences helps us to design programmes with our partners that respond to their needs and help them to prepare for their adult lives.
Trinity Community Arts is a charity whose mission is to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to access and shape arts and culture. We provide a progressive programme of live music and creative activities, as well as space for individuals to follow their passions and flexible facilities to suit any event or activity.
Based in The Trinity Centre, Bristol, this much-loved historic landmark is a cultural hub for the city, where people of all ages and backgrounds can come together - connecting communities and developing people’s skills through the arts.
We are a key arts provider, staging live events and performances, contributing to urban regeneration and attracting audiences from Bristol and beyond.
The National Osteoporosis Society is the only UK wide charity dedicated to helping people with osteoporosis, a condition which causes bones to become fragile and break easily.
Osteoporosis affects 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men over the age of 50 and in severe cases, bones can break just through twisting awkwardly or turning over in bed. It is estimated that three million people in the UK are affected.
The charity offers support for people with the condition, specialist partnering with the NHS to identify and diagnose people earlier, and regional support groups to help sufferers in the community.
Free specialist support available from our nurses on 0808 800 0035