Funding boost to help carers

A FUNDING boost has led to a respite service for carers running new sessions at its day centre every Monday morning.

With more than 20 carers already signed up to attend, the new Carers' Cafe run by Crossroads Care on Broad Oak Way, Stevenage, gives carers the chance to meet up with like-minded people.

There is a full programme of activities and informative talks on a range of subjects including falls prevention, coping with dementia, relaxation sessions and access to benefits and services. All the sessions are free.

Funding for the new sessions was provided by Stevenage Borough Council.

Sheelagh Taylor, chief executive officer of Crossroads, said: “We are grateful to Stevenage Borough Council for funding this project. It makes everything worthwhile being able to see the smiles on the faces of carers having a break and enjoying a chat and a coffee at the day centre.”

Borough councillor Sherma Batson said: “We are delighted to support this project and value the work that Crossroads Care do to support carers in Stevenage.

“During a recent visit to the day centre I was able to see first hand the impact that is being made by providing carers with a break.”

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If you feel this group may benefit someone you know, call Crossroads Care on 01462 455578.