Comet Community Award for dementia technology

Comet editor Nick Gill hands over a cheque to Crossroads Care Respite Centre supervisor Tracy Potts and service users (photo: Comet)

Crossroads Care is thrilled to receive support from the Roaring Meg Community Support Award fund towards our Respite Centre in Stevenage.

Chief Executive Michael Farrell said:

“We provide practical, caring, long- term, 1:1 support to hundreds of people with care needs and their carers in this local area. There is a growing awareness of the demands that dementia is making on the 7 million unpaid Carers in the UK.  Last  year we saw a 162% increase in requests for our service.  The centre is supported by Stevenage Borough Council  and provides  great activities, trips and social opportunities for our clients and 8000 hours of breaks every year for full time unpaid carers. “

With the donation we will be providing cutting edge technology to stimulate physical and social activity through playful participation. “During a trial of new equipment one client was swishing the leaves out of the way in time to the music playing in the background, fascinated by the special images”.

This is a great start to a year of fundraising to modernise our respite centre for local people with dementia.