Crossroads Care Kent Awarded Our Community Grant

Published: 22/05/2019

Maidstone-based charity, Crossroads Care Kent, has been awarded our £500 community grant. Crossroads Care will use the grant to fund more activities for young careres, and also give them the chance to take a break away by getting involved in respite trips.

Maidstone-based charity, Crossroads Care Kent, has been awarded our £500 community grant.

Crossroads Care will use the grant to fund more activities for young careres, and also give them the chance to take a break away by getting involved in respite trips.

Crossroads Care provides a support group in Maidstone that works with around 200 young carers in the area. The carers come from a range of backgrounds and support their loved ones, who are often unable to take care of themselves due to disability or illness.

Crossroads Care also runs six club nights a month, providing a range of fun activities and workshops, as well as family and one-to-one support, all of which are designed to improve the confidence and self-esteem of the young carers.

Jan Hall, Project Manager at Crossroads Care Kent, said:
We are very grateful to Bluebird Care for this generous grant which will enable us to continue to provide social opportunities and activities for young carers in Maidstone, and will help them to increase their self-esteem and improve their confidence.

It also give us the opportunity to offer some great respite trips through the summer holidays to give the carers a much-needed break.

We would not be able to provide this support if it wasn’t for the generous donations we receive from individuals and companies like Bluebird Care.
With the ethos of caring for others, Crossroads Care believes that by reducing the isolation of the young carers and their parents, and offering them respite and opportunities to socialise with their peers, they can improve their overall emotional wellbeing and expand their horizons, giving them all hope for the future. 

Nathan Brown, Community Liaison Manager at Bluebird Care Maidstone, said:
Working with vulnerable elderly people, our team can completely understand how much hard work it can be for young people to care for someone on a daily basis.

Caring for a loved one can limit the opportunities for young people and we are delighted to support a project which has such relevance to what we do here.