Cinderford Town Council Donates Vital Equipment to Local Charity

Cinderford Town Council have generously donated a Raizer Lifting Chair to Crossroads Care, which will support the charity to provide a service for local people who have fallen at home or in the community.

The Raizer Chair was presented to Amanda Morgan (Registered Manager and Director of Regulated Services) and Karen Jackson (Operations Manager) by Cinderford Mayor Cllr Max Coborn and Cllr Graham Morgan on the 7th of June 2019.

The Raizer Chair is a “simple battery-operated mobile lifting chair that helps a fallen person up to an almost standing position within a few minutes” and costs £2,995.

In 2018, Crossroads fundraised for their first chair and have been delivering the service to their service users for a year.

A second Raizer Lifting Chair will allow the charity to expand the service and support more people in the community.

Crossroads trained team of local staff can swiftly get to people who have fallen, check for injury and support them back to their feet.  This support reduces stress, anxiety and further health complications which can be caused from being on the floor for too long.

Providing this service eases the burden on NHS and emergency services, who are no longer required to attend every call.  It also reduces hospital admissions, because being on the floor for a prolonged period of time increases the likelihood of further ill-health.

Crossroads would like to thank Cinderford Town Council for their continued support and look forward to working with them and the Forest of Dean community in the future.

Crossroads will be continuing to fundraise for the delivery of the service, as training and additional equipment costs mount up.

If you would like more information about the Raizer Chair, or any of the services Crossroads can offer, call 01594 823414, email or visit