Crossroads Fife

Charity registered in Scotland SC007781

Crossroads Fife Central offers respite to carers who care for people of all ages with a disability or illness. This respite comes in the form of short breaks in the person's home or staff can take the cared for person out. This support is provided by contacting Crossroads to make a referral. The service can be purchased through direct payments, self directed support or private purchase or is free-funded by Fife Council social work department and Fife NHS - there is a waiting list for this service.

Current opportunities

Crossroads Fife Central is looking to recruit innovative, enthusiastic people to become members of their Board. Crossroads Fife Central is one of the leading providers of home-based respite care for Carers. The organisation offers a short break service to people who care for people of any age and/or disability. The organisation is also a registered provider of Self Directed Support and Purchased Care. The service is provided by trained, paid staff in the service user's home or service users are taken out within the Fife area on a day and time which suits them. Crossroads Fife Central has charitable status and is led by an experienced Board who have overall responsibility for the governance and strategic direction of the organisation's work. The organisation is seeking to recruit new members to the Board to expand on the skills and expertise of the management committee. They are looking for individuals who possess knowledge, skills and experience of human resources, business and charity work with entrepreneurial skills, or who have experience and understanding of the caring role.

Crossroads Befriending Service is aimed at vulnerable adults living in Central, Levenmouth and North East Fife areas who are feeling socially isolated and lonely. As a Volunteering Befriender, you can be a vital contact and important link to other valuable sources of information and support. You can offer a regular opportunity for social interaction - over the phone, in the person’s home or to their local community (café, recreational activity or other important appointment). You can provide a confidential, supportive and trusting relationship to help improve a person’s self-esteem, confidence, health and well-being and, most importantly, help reduce the detrimental effects of social isolation and loneliness. Can you help transform someones life, simply by giving a few hours a week? If you’re a warm, considerate, honest and reliable individual, who’s interested in the well-being of others, we want to hear from you!