TuVida - Companionship/ Back me Up for Carers

TuVida which was formly known as Crossroads Care Wokingham works with carers and the people they care for, supporting people of all ages and disabilities, providing carers with essential breaks from the stresses of caring. We provide the special quality of care that gives carers the peace of mind to let someone else step into their shoes. 

Our services are reliable, flexible and tailored made to meet your requirements. We welcome clients with different kinds of funding including personal budget holders. Our mission is to give you the peace of mind to enjoy life alongside caring.

As a carer, you might at times feel very isolated from your families and friends.  Likewise, the person you care for may, because of their illness or disability, have lost touch with their families, friends and colleagues.  By taking up the Companionship Service, our care worker will accompany you and your cared for a person together to attend any family celebrations or social gatherings.

Alternatively, our care workers can accompany the person with care needs for social outings without the carers.


We also offer the Back me up scheme - An Emergnecy plan (Back me up)  operates 24/7, 7 days a week. It provides emergency care for the cared for person in an event of the carer being unable to carer because of an sudden illness, accident or an unplanned event. The scheme offers peace of mind to the carer, knowing there will always be someone available in case of an emergnecy.

Service statistics
Usually replies in 8 days
74% of referrals accepted
Service access criteria: Must be a carer
Day centres
Assisted garden maintenance
Exercise and fitness classes
Alcohol advice and support
Advice to businesses and voluntary organisations
Bereavement support
Adult carers advice and support
Community and accessible transport
Care at home
Sports clubs and groups
Drugs advice and support
Asylum seekers and refugee support
Carers support groups
Mobile meals
Sports facilities
Health advice
Consumer advice
Mental health support
Young carers support
Midwifery and maternity services
Legal advice
Stopping smoking
Social prescribing
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Dementia friendly
Takes place in the client’s home
Waiting list (weeks): 2
Who can refer: Professional referrals only