This week is promoting the importance of supporting unpaid family & friends Carers. Many events around Herts this week we will be at the Town Square in Stevenage Tomorrow Tuesday 11th. Maybe see you there & make a pledge! https://www.carersweek.org
We are launching a new funding drive for a service to reduce isolation and build support proactively to isolated and vulnerable carers identified by our support teams, employment or volunteering support team.
We aim to raise £5000 this year to employ suitably qualified professionals to proactively support vulnerable clients. Contact Pam on 01462 427 017.
We are delighted to launch our new Crossroads Care Client Newsletter. A copy has been posted to all our existing clients. However if you are new to Crossroads and would like a read, then please click on the link below.
If you have any feedback, or any ideas of what you would like to see included in future editions, please email email@example.com.
And don’t forget to look out for our next edition in October.
On the evening of Thursday 8th March 2018 we were delighted to have attended the 23rd Annual Awards event hosted by the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, Will Hobhouse.
The High Sheriff chose Volunteering as his theme for the year and wished to celebrate the many contributions volunteers make across the county by hosting this recognition and awards ceremony.
In 2016, 18 applications to participate in the inaugural Building Effectiveness 2017 programme were submitted. The 10 successful participants including Crossroads, were also recognised during this event.
Michael Farrell, CEO of Crossroads Hertfordshire North said “We were thrilled to have been invited and it has been a great opportunity to give and get feedback about the many ways volunteering in the community has a profound and positive impact.”
Video screened at the awards ceremony
To find out more about the Building Effectiveness programme and other training opportunities please visit www.hcftraining.org.uk
The event was hosted at The Great Barn at Micklefield Hall and was attended by Hertfordshire County Council Hertfordshire Community Foundation, The Lord Lieutenancy and Shrievalty, and previous High Sheriffs among volunteers and nominees.
We would like to congratulate all nominees and award winners for their well earned recognition.
Crossroads Care HN are thrilled to welcome the volunteers and clients of the breakaway service which has been providing volunteering befriending & support to Carers in West Hertfordshire for over 20 years.
Michael Farrell the Crossroads CEO said: “We are very excited to have an opportunity to add more services to support carers. Many people do not have access to funding for a carers break & many people want to make a difference to their neighbourhoods. This is a great way of supporting people to come together.
If you are interested in volunteering to help carers or if you think you could benefit from extra voluntary help & support, or if you would just like to know more please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01462 455 578.
At the present time this service is operating in: Dacorum, St Albans, Watford & Harpenden, watch this space!
This week, Jess (HR Assistant) & Vanessa (Project Co-ordinator, Helping You Care Scheme) were interviewed by Radio Dacorum in the West to promote us in the area, particularly for recruitment. It’s an entertaining interview, they did a great job at presenting Crossroads, especially considering it was live.
We also made a recruitment advert to be aired on the radio station. Yusuf and Sandy (two of our West Support Workers) were the voices for it and sound brilliant. This will be aired at regular intervals throughout the year.
To listen to the interview go to https://www.mixcloud.com/radiodacorum/crossroads-care-interview-with-matt-hatton-on-radio-dacorum/
To listen to the advert click play below.