Crossroads South Ayrshire News
15 May 2013
Future Fund Raising Events.
Further details of events will appear on this web page, or contact the Crossroads office on 01292 671331. 8th June 2013. Children's hand-knit toys and craft Stall at Woodlands School Fair, Irvine. 17th August 2013. Provisional - Coffee Morning in Girvan. 7th September 2013. Dalmellington Silver Band Concert. Kingcase Church Halls Prestwick. Tickets will be available from Crossroads office, 01292 671331. 8th September 2013. Crossroads Sponsored Walk, along the Esplanade and through Bellisle Park. Details and sponsor forms from Crossroads Office 01292 671331.
15 May 2013
Fund raising event
Saturday 18th May 2013. Plant Sale & Coffee Morning. Great home baking! Cathcart Street Hall, Ayr. 10am - 2pm. Adult £3.00, child 50p.
15 May 2013
SERVICE UPDATE March – April 2013
During the period of this report, the Care Inspectorate has carried out an inspection of the service. Excellent was achieved all 3 areas of performance examined; Quality of Care & Support. Quality of staffing. Quality of Management & Leadership. Thanks and congratulations are due to all the staff involved. Crossroads currently have 38 care staff. (34 employed and 4 volunteers) CARE HOURS. March – April 2013 During this 2 month period 1,658 hours of Care were delivered to clients. There are currently 111 clients on the Crossroads register, the largest number being in Ayr, and the rest being distributed across the remainder of South Ayrshire. TRAINING As part of Crossroads commitment to staff and to the provision of our quality service a regular programme of training is provided. A further “Awareness of Diabetes and Food Hygiene” session took place this period. Moving & Handling / Heartstart sessions are planned for the next period. THANKYOU CARDS Crossroads received three thank you cards this period.
15 May 2013
Sponsored walk Sept. 2012
A successful walk was held in Ayr , with fair weather and a little drizzle, We raised about £4000. Thanks to all who supported us.
15 May 2013
2011 SPONSORED WALK - Sunday 18th September
September has arrived and we are looking forward to a large turnout of walkers. What better way to get some exercise and at the same time supporting this valuable service to carers in South Ayrshire!! If you are undecided about being involved don't delay, get a sponsor form from our office or give a donation. We cannot guarantee the weather but we can guarantee a superb cup of tea and delicious home baking in Cathcart Street hall at the finish. Bring your camera so that you can submit a photograph taken during the walk and have the prospect of winning a prize. Details of the photo competition will be available on the day. Come and help us raise a record breaking amount in 2011!!! Further details on our 'Support Us' page.
05 September 2011
QUIZ NIGHT AT FAIFORD INN
The Failford Inn, between Ayr and Mauchline, has been the venue for a series of successful quizes in aid of Crossroads South Ayrshire. It is a very enjoyable evening and can be preceeded by a lovely meal to make the occasion a real treat. Come along with a team or on your own and join the fun. The next quiz is on TUESDAY 19TH JULY AT 8.00pm. All I.Qs are welcome!!!!!
11 July 2011
This year's magazine is being compiled and we are keen to make it as interesting as possible. It is a vehicle for addressing issues relating to carers but those who have read previous issues will know that it includes a huge variety of contributions, serious, humerous and challenging (quizes). The editor would welcome submissions to consider for inclusion. Please give this thought and get in touch with our office if you wish to submit an article for print!! The sooner the better!
11 July 2011
THANKS FOR SUPPORTING US IN MAY!!!!
Our 'PLANT SALE' on 14th May was a big success thanks to all those who contributed with plants, home baking, transport, hall, voluntary assistance, and of course those who attended and helped to raise the marvellous sum of over £1,400! The NEWTON PARK GALA DAY on 22nd May turned out to be very windy making it a challenge to erect any kind of shelter. However our intrepid fundraisers braved the weather and home made jams, chutney and marmalade proved very popular as did knitwear for babies and young children. Over £174 was raised making the donation of the stall by Linda Gilmour very worthwhile. Many thanks to Linda and to all those who supported us.
23 May 2011
Fundraising Events 2011
2011 SPONSORED WALK - SUNDAY 18th SEPTEMBER, a date for your diary! This our main fundraising event in the year. Help to make it a record breaking event by getting involved, either walking or sponsoring a walker. More information will be coming up soon but keep the date free for this fun day.
03 May 2011
Embroidery Presentation Day is a Huge Success
The culmination of two and half year's meticulous and skillful work took place on 18th November at St. Ninian's Church, Troon, with the presentation of the embroidery by Janet Taylor to David Reader, Chairman of Crossroads (South Ayrshire). On behalf of the Crossroads 'family' David thanked all involved with this lengthy project for all their work in creating such a unique piece of art which will be a vehicle for raising funds and will also act as an impressive backdrop/banner to accompany promotion of the charity. St. Ninian's Church Hall was opened to the public to view the Embroidery and for visitors to purchase tea/coffee and delicious home baking, all proceeds going to Crossroads. The event was very well supported and the magnificent sum of over £1,000 was raised. The Embroidery will be going on display and when the location is confirmed it will be made public.
19 November 2010
Your Quality of Care and Support is Very Good
So say the Care Commission in their recent inspector's report. Part of the process involved fifty Care Commission questionnaires being made available for service users or their families/representatives to complete. Thirty five of these questionnaires were completed and returned. Twenty questionnaires were made available for staff to complete and seventeen were completed and returned. This was a fantastic 'returns' percentage - what a credit to our organisation particularly as the views expressed were extremely complimentary. In one section relating to 'Responding to service user's care and support needs using person centred values' we were graded as 'Excellent', the highest grade achievable! I would like to take this opportunity to express sincere thanks to all who returned questionnaires and particularly to everyone in the 'Crossroads Team' for working so hard to reach this high quality of service. If you wish you can view the full Care Commission report on line by accessing the 'Care Services' area of their website at www.carecommission.com . David Reader, Chairman.
16 November 2010
'Wanted' - Mobile Phones & Inkjet Cartridges
Did you know that you can help us when you dispose of your old mobile phone and used inkjet cartridges?? Over the last three years we have raised over £650 in this manner. You can obtain special return envelopes through our office or by ordering them from Recycle4charity.co.uk. and quoting Crossroads South Ayrshire. All mobile phones, Dell inkjets, Canon inkjets, Lexmark inkjets, and Hewlett-Packard inkjets can be recycled - DO NOT SEND Epson inks. For a full list of wanted inkjets visit www.recycle4charity.co.uk. If you wish you can hand in your phone or inkjet cartridges into our office and we will deal wiith them. It couldn't be simpler. Every little bit helps!! Thank you.
14 November 2010
Provost Winifred Sloan hosts Civic Reception
There was a very healthy attendance at the Civic Reception held in the County Buildings on 29th September to mark the 25th Anniversary. Provost Sloan's hospitality was greatly appreciated by over sixty invited guests including Elected Council Members, Crossroads staff, Carers with those for whom they care, past and present members of our Management Committee, Social Work staff closely involved with Crossroads, professional advisers, representatives of associated Voluntary Organisations, and friends/volunteers and fundraisers who have assisted over the years. Provost Sloan's address indicated a deep interest in the difficulties facing carers of all ages and she congratulated Crossroads (South Ayrshire) on reaching this significant milestone. Crossroads Chairman, David Reader, thanked Provost Sloan for hosting the celebration and also thanked the many people who have been involved over the years in making the service such a success. In recognition of their dedicated long service (a combined 36 years) Sarah Wilson, Scheme Coordinator, and Anne McNamee, Assistant Coordinator, were presented with gifts from the Management Committee. Jack Ryan, Chief Executive, Crossroads Caring Scotland, concluded the addresses by drawing attention to national efforts being made to meet the needs of Carers in Scotland and he joined the Provost in celebrating the scheme's achievement. It was a very successful and memorable evening befitting the occasion.
03 November 2010
MSP starts Anniversary Walk
John Scott, MSP, was present at the start of this years Sponsored Walk on 12th September when he congratulated the organisation in providing the very valuable service to Carers before sending the participants on their way. The reduced number of walkers was more than compensated for by their enthusiastic participation on what was a dry but windy day especially on the esplanade. John and Mary Steele's refreshments and home made shortbread at the half way stage proved a suitable enticement for walkers as did the mountain of sandwiches and home baking at the Cathcart Street Hall finish. The grand total of £2,913.90 has been raised. A big 'Thank You' is due to all participants, sponsors and helpers, also to St. Columba Church whose hall we have used every year. We know that we can raise more at this annual event. This could be greatly facilitated by finding a volunteer to focus on its organisation. ANYONE WHO MAY BE INTERESTED TAKING ON THE ROLE OF "2011 WALK ORGANISER" SHOULD CONTACT OUR OFFICE.
28 October 2010
Support Organisation Search Engine Launches
A new search engine specialising in Support organisations and charities is now part of the site.
26 August 2010