About us

We are part of a national network of charities, employing over 5,000 trained professionals and helping over 35,000 carers to help them make a life outside their caring role.

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 Care Barnsley offers.

Crossroads Care Barnsley 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 Moving and Handling trainer and Dementia Champion who are on hand for training and advice in these areas.

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

NOT FOR PROFIT

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 Care for support.

HOW SERVICES ARE FUNDED

Barnsley Council fund Crossroads Care Barnsley 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.
This is a Direct Payment.

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.



Below: Anita, One of our Carer Support workers attending a training session.