About us

There are some 6 million people in Britain who care for others. Many of them reach a turning point, a ‘crossroads’ at which they feel they need help, where they simply need a break or more regular support.

This is what Crossroads Caring for Carers offers.

Crossroads Caring for Carers provides practical, consistent support to carers and the people they care for either in the home or in the wider community.

As our services cover 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, we have an out of office hours on call service.

We have our own in-house Dementia Champion who is on hand for training and advice in this area.

Our care centred approach means we focus on the needs and wishes of both the carer and the person requiring care.
Our carer support workers are paid, trained staff, trained to deliver a high quality service which enables carers to:

Rest/sleep • Pursue a hobby/study • Meet friends • Carry on working • Take a holiday


As a charity we care for people not profit.

Our staff love their work and training and long experience means that they understand what carers and the
people they care for need and feel.

They know that the little things really matter, they do the hard jobs with a smile and are proud to fit in to family life.

Long and trusted relationships are built which is why more carers and people with care needs are turning
to Crossroads Caring for Carers for support.


Barnsley Council fund Crossroads Caring for Carers to provide some of our services to carers within the borough.
You may be entitled to a payment from your local council to enable you to buy services directly from us.

You can pay privately for extra services to ‘top up’ what the council pay for.
You can pay privately for all your services from us.
We are able to offer additional support on occasions through receipt of charitable donations and funded projects.