There are an estimated
560,000 parent carers
in the UK
– Carers UK
“It has helped my son
– Parent Carer
I have every confidence
in leaving my daughter
with the support
– Parent Carer
At Crossroads Together, we offer a range of services to support families of children with complex needs, including; respite breaks, activity groups and home based care. If your child has been diagnosed with an illness, disability or sensory impairment and needs extra support on a daily basis, we can help.
Home Based Care
If you are the parent or carer of a child with complex needs, you can access a home based short break with Crossroads Together. We offer individual and flexible services and work with every family to organise support when it is needed the most.
The service places our highly skilled carer support workers in the family home to allow a carer to have a much-needed break. The breaks also offer children the opportunity to engage in a meaningful, fun activity, either at home or out in the community.
We offer home based care and support on a not for profit chargeable basis. We offer home based breaks across Greater Manchester, Merseyside & Midlands – Contact Us
In addition, in some areas we can offer free to access support where we are commissioned by the local authority; Bury Council, Salford City Council and Wirral Council.
Residential Weekend Breaks
We have extensive experience in running clubs for children and young people with disabilities and we can cater for a wide variety of disabilities and additional needs.
Our weekend breaks are a real success. The sessions provide opportunities for young people to interact and develop alongside providing a much-needed break for parent carers to enjoy time for themselves or with family and friends.
We offer a five residential weekends each year at the Barnstondale Activity Centre in the Wirral. The weekends are ideal for children and young people with disabilities and complex needs and are fully accessible for children and young people that use wheelchairs, hoists and other equipment. The breaks offer full board and an exciting activity programme planned around the needs of each individual attending. The breaks provide positive experiences by promoting friendship and encouraging social activities, new experiences and supportive relationships.
Group Based Short Breaks
We run weekend social activity groups for children and young people with a disability and/or complex needs. Groups run during term time and school holidays, providing a break for parent carers who can be reassured that there child is participating in fun activities in a safe environment with qualified care staff. Groups offer an exciting activity programme planned around the needs of each child and young person. The groups provide positive experiences by promoting friendship and encouraging social activities, new experiences and supportive relationships.
We have over 30 years’ experience in running social activity groups for children and young people with disabilities and complex needs. Our highly skilled, professional care teams can provide personal care and support for a range of conditions and disabilities including epilepsy, PEG feeding, medication administration, and continence support alongside supporting those with ASC.
All groups are fully accessible for children and young people that use wheelchairs, hoists or that use other equipment.
Short Breaks for Children in Bury
We are commissioned by Bury Council to offer home and community based support for children with disabilities and complex needs. We can provide support in the home, or out in the local area. We provide trained and qualified care workers who work to a person centred care plan. Please get in touch with one of our team to find out more.