Chester Lions Club takes time out to raise lots of money for local charities. One charity they have chosen to support this year is Crossroads Care Cheshire West, Wirral & Shropshire. Chester Lions Club has been supporting Crossroads care since 2000 and still continues to be very generous with their donations.
Crossroads Care Cheshire West, Wirral & Shropshire care for people not for profit, they rely on funding and donations to help provide carers with respite breaks. Their staff can visit daily, weekly, fortnightly or monthly. This break can be essential to allow the carer to ‘re-charge their batteries’, enabling them to continue their caring role. By using their services, the carers have time to themselves – to go out, catch up with friends and family, keep up with hobbies and pastimes that they enjoy or to go to work. The CARER is free to do whatever they like or simply to have a rest, safe in the knowledge that the person they care for is in safe hands with Crossroads Care Cheshire West, Wirral & Shropshire.
In return, the club has now presented the charity with a cheque for £5000.
Crossroads Care are delighted with the generous donation “Karen Urmston Chief Executive Officer of Crossroads Care Cheshire West, Wirral & Shropshire said, “we’re really proud to have been presented with such a generous donation from the Lions Club. Crossroads Care is absolutely committed to helping carers and those they care for.”
Crossroads Care will be using the donation for their new Dementia Crisis Service in Chester. This is a crisis/ emergency response service providing enhanced support delivered in the clients home which can be up to 24 hour care including night sitting. The service will be delivered for a maximum of 6 weeks but in most cases significantly less. The service aims to provide a flexible and enhanced level of care for people with Dementia and their carers at times of crisis or strain. The service gives an opportunity to stabilise situations and allow for clearer assessment as to people’s ongoing needs. This should prevent crises developing further, possibly resulting in inappropriate hospital admissions or people going into residential care. Individuals with memory difficulties cope better within familiar environments and with the right interventions situations can be stabilised and people can be supported to remain at home.
Chester Lions Club Derek Dix presented Crossroads Care Cheshire West, Wirral & Shropshire Sheila Deputy Chief Executive with the cheque.