£15,000 Funding Boost to Support Elmbridge Carers
Walton Charity has joined forces with Walsingham Care and Sherwood House Care Home (part of Asprey Healthcare) to support the funding of respite breaks for up to 32 unpaid carers in Elmbridge.
The £15,000 grant will help Crossroads Care Surrey to provide a much-needed break for people caring for elderly friends or relatives or someone with dementia.
Crossroads Care Surrey currently supports 125 adults and children living in Elmbridge though their respite service. The charity’s team of professional Carer Support Workers spend up to three and a half hours a week with the person being cared for.
As well as one-to-one care in the home, they also offer activities and outings like shopping, trips to the park, cinema visits or cheering on a local sports team.
This vital service gives carers time to relax, go out with friends, enjoy their hobbies or just chat, safe in the knowledge their loved one is being cared for.
Philip Connell of Sherwood House Care Home said “I’ve always felt it’s vital for Sherwood House Care Home to work in close partnership with local charities who do such valuable work supporting people in the community. I am delighted that the opportunity has arisen to sponsor the work of Crossroads.”
Debbie Beech of Walsingham Care added “As a charity that assists older unpaid carers, we are aware of the amazing support that Crossroads Care Surrey provides to our local families. The team at Walsingham Care are delighted to be able to work collaboratively with Walton Charity and Sherwood House Care Home in providing funds to help them continue their crucial work.”