What We Do
Crossroads Care provides support to all carers and individuals with care needs, no matter their disability, illness or age. We are proud to be the leading provider of practical and emotional support for carers living on the Isle of Man and our services are about helping carers and those with care needs.
The services we provide are:
Care at Home – our carer support workers take over the care responsibilities in the home creating immediate and sustained respite, allowing the carer to have time to themselves to go out or to grab some extra sleep.
Premium Project – provides a high quality day centre for older people with disabilities giving carers respite through the day safe in the knowledge the person they care for is happy and safe.
Social Club – a doorway for adults with disabilities to strive to achieve small measures of independence. Social club promotes a sense of independence which gives immediate respite to carers through day care and working on sustainable self management.
Contracts – work effectively with statutory services to fill gaps in provision fulfilling a specific need for a carer and the person they care for.
Crossroads Community Venture (CCV) – for those ready to move on we provide employment training and supported placements for adults with disabilities creating sustainable respite.
Young Ones – supports young adults with disabilities to gain independence and to socialise, planning trips and social events for themselves and taking part in community events.
Crossroads Nursery – a fully integrated nursery. Our nursery gives parent carers and parents the opportunity to go back to work or training through our work hours based nursery. Please see our Nursery page for more information.
Nursery Outreach – provides trained support workers to help integrate children with additional care needs into mainstream nurseries within their pre-school year. Our Nursery Outreach team partner with nursery staff to help support children in order for them to learn and develop.
Holiday Scheme – successfully runs action packed activity sessions for children with complex care needs during the school holidays.
Building Bridges – builds upon transition work with a specific focus on independence and goal setting helping young people with learning difficulties make more of their lives and engage with the community.
Young Carers – fortnightly sessions give children who are caring for a parent or sibling, often as a primary carer, some space and time to be themselves. Activity trips on and off island and work within education underpins this valuable scheme.
Disability Access Officer – operates as a first port of call to statutory, private and other third sector organisations to give advice and training around disability access matters. The Access Office also provides a Tiered Award Scheme to help local businesses and services to be ready for the Equality Act, and to pave the way for equal access for everyone.
Disability Awareness Training - get disability confident and extend high-level customer service across your organisation. Cost effective certificated on-line training tailored for the Isle of Man. Our on-line Disability Awareness Training module gives an excellent introduction to all employees and management in an area where many feel uncomfortable and uncertain but overwhelmingly want to get things right. The aim of the training is to help your employees to be more confident in their day-to-day dealings with people with disabilities. Contact us for further information.
To find out more about what we do and the services we provide please get in touch.