Crossroads Caring For Carers  (Cowal & Bute)

61/63 Argyll Street,

Dunoon, PA23 7NJ

Tel: 01369 70 7700 (Cowal)

Mobile: 07827 772 358 (Deborah Rough)  

Email: deby@crossroadscowalandbute.org.uk

Crossroads. Carers Centre is open  Tuesdays, Wednesdays  and Thursdays 10 am to 4 pm.
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OUTREACH SERVICE

AIMS OF THE SERVICE

• Enhance the quality of life for carers and    their families

• Empower carers to maximise their rights and entitlements

• Raise public awareness of carers and     their needs

• Raise awareness of the value of carers    and their contribution to society

• Become a recognised centre of Excellence   for carer support

“Enhance the quality of life  forcarers and their families”

ARE YOU A CARER? 

DO YOU LIVE IN COWAL OR BUTE? 

If you are looking after an ill, frail or disabled  family  member,  partner  orfriend then you are a carer. 

The person you look after may be elderly, have a physical or mental health condition, a  learning  disability 

 or  a  drug  or alcohol  dependency  (diagnosed  or undiagnosed). 


Carer Support Groups are facilitated in rural areas. It is a fantastic opportunity to meet with other carers, reduce

isolation, share your caring experience and fnd peer support.


If you live in Cowal or Bute and we are not providing a support group in your area please get in touch, we would

be delighted to hear from you and would be happy to organise a group in your area.


Access to funded short breaks

Carers have the right to receive a meaningful break from caring in order to fnd relief from caring responsibilities,

and the opportunity to improve wellbeing and quality of life. (Funding is limited)

People often don’t view themselves as a carer. As a result you can miss out on vital support to assist you in the caring role, Carers can and do face many challenges throughout the caring journey.

Deby Rough
Outreach Service Manager

SUPPORT SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE OUTREACH SERVICE  

Carers wellbeing service:

• Social events 

• Days out 

  • Heath and wellbeing events 

  • Training/information sessions 

  • Access to wellbeing and health promotion strategies such as 
   
mindfulness, stress management, telephone support 

 • Support and information service 

 • Access to respite service 

 • Home visits

 • Directive 1-1 support 


 • Information packs 

 • Emotional support and listening 

 • Carer Support Plans 

 • Signposting/referral to other services 

 • Emergency planning 

 • Knowing your rights as a carer 

 • Informal advocacy 

Mission Statement