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Join our team to help us deliver care to disabled children in Salford

Crossroads Together is looking to recruit local support workers to help deliver an exciting new contract in Salford. We already support hundreds of families across the area by offering practical care and support in the home, and we have now been appointed by Salford City Council to deliver short break support services for disabled children.

The contract runs from October 2018 until March 2021, with options for two year-long extensions that could take it up to March 2023. Over this time, our dedicated team of support workers deliver tailored, flexible and responsive care packages to support disabled children and their families across Salford.

This will include a wide range of services for children with complex needs including support with personal care, communication difficulties or medical health conditions. Dependent on the needs of each child, services could include daytime at-home care, support with education or leisure activities, services to assist carers in the evenings and weekends and during school holidays, or overnight care.

Crossroads Together already employs more than 120 people across Greater Manchester, and has recruited a new member of staff, Debbie Fricker, to help guide this new project forward. We’re is looking to further boost our team over the coming year to ensure we can continue to expand the range of services it offers to people of all ages across the area.

Paul Parlby, chief executive at Crossroads Together, said: “We’re really excited to have kicked off our work on this contract and to have welcomed Debbie to our team to help us deliver this contract. Working with children is so rewarding, and we’re delighted to have the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of young people living in our community”.

“We are always looking for compassionate, caring and committed people to join our team and feel very proud to be in a position to expand our team through the coming year to help us continue to deliver the highest quality of care across Salford and Greater Manchester. We offer full training and a range of flexible contracts, allowing our team to support people of all ages and with a wide range of needs across the area”.

Deputy Salford City Mayor, Councillor John Merry, said: “This is a very valuable service to give parents/carers a short break and help children make new friends, take up new interests and equip them for adult life. I’m delighted that Crossroads has won the contract because they employ local people, support young people into apprenticeships, work with local housing associations to help their tenants get into work and pay the real Living Wage.”