Crossroads Volunteer Respite / Befriending

Are you an unpaid carer who needs a break, or could you provide a break for an unpaid carer?
The Crossroads Breakaway volunteer service helps unpaid carers, who often feel isolated at home, by staying with the person they care for while they have a break from their caring role. We have a fabulous team of skilled volunteers who give their time on a regular basis to help people stay connected with their community.

To provide a break for an unpaid carer, our Breakaway volunteers support the cared for person by:

Being a friend – starting with a friendly smile and offering a welcome chat.
Listening and supporting.
Sharing their time to support hobbies and interests.
Providing a connection back with the community.

Care at home
Connecting with others
Day to day helping hand
Support for carers