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Successful Carers Charity Seeks Chair

Crossroads Care Forest of Dean and Herefordshire is a successful independent charity, aiming to relieve the stresses experienced by carers of adults, young people and children who have care needs as a result of disability, illness or age.  The organisation supports people of all ages and abilities, through services delivered by its community-based staff.

Working with over 20 years’ experience, Crossroads mission is to be and be recognised as the provider of choice for the provision of quality care services for people throughout the Forest of Dean and Herefordshire, offering help and support to those with care needs and their carers. Services that we deliver include:

·         Domiciliary and personal care for those needing support at home.

·         Carers respite breaks.

·         Activity breaks, social functions and trips for those needing care and their carers.

·         Day services and support for those with dementia and their carers.

·         Services for children and young adults, whether they are carers or need specialist support.

·         Specialist support such as end of life care and rehabilitation for those recovering from acute conditions.

The charity, which also boasts fantastic levels of customer satisfaction, has a rewarding position available as they begin a search for a Chair to steer and shape the future of the organisation.

Our Board of Trustees guide the services carried out by Crossroads Care.  Their experience is drawn from a variety of backgrounds, but they have a shared belief in the value of the work and its importance to the communities in which we serve.  Their experience and support to our senior staff is vital in meeting the challenges of ever increasing needs for care and the financial constraints on public funding.

Being a trustee is immensely rewarding. You bring your skills, experience and energy to the running of Crossroads and you gain new insights and understanding of the needs of our community and the work of dedicated staff. Being a trustee comes with responsibilities. The Board is responsible for the governance of the charity, its property, finances, and employment of staff and management of volunteers. Day-to-day responsibility is vested in our Chief Executive and her management team, with whom the trustees work closely to ensure we meet our objectives in relation to the quality of our services and sustainability as a charity.

If you feel that you have the right qualities to add to and lead our Board of Trustees, or have any questions about the position and the commitments that come with it, give Crossroads Care a call on 01594 823414 or email admin@crossroadsfd.org.uk. An Annual Report and link to our most recent CQC report is available online, visit https://www.crossroadsfd.org.uk/quality-standards-impact/.

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