Carers Trust Cambridgeshire to support family carers in Norfolk

16th September 15

Carers Trust Cambridgeshire will provide carers breaks and tailored support to family carers throughout Norfolk, following the decision of Crossroads Care East Anglia to close.

Carers Trust Cambridgeshire, the leading provider of family carer support services in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, are finalising plans to take over the delivery of services currently based in Attleborough, Gorleston, Dereham, Downham Market and Horsford from 28 September.

Dr Helen Brown, CEO of Carers Trust Cambridgeshire, has reassured the 100 Norfolk staff that their jobs are secure and it will be business as usual for them, the carers they support and their clients who are provided with care support workers.

She said: “Maintaining support for carers and continuity of services for those with care needs were really important considerations for us. We also hope to reach more carers in Norfolk and offer them our expert help and support.”

“Through combining Carers Trust Cambridgeshire’s experience with the commitment and enthusiasm of the Crossroads East Anglia staff, we expect to reach more carers in Norfolk and offer them breaks and support. Our plans for what will be known as Carers Trust Norfolk Crossroads Carers Services will be to be a local provider, delivering high quality local services provided by local people.  In Cambridgeshire, we have transformed our services in recent years and are a leading employer, proud to be accredited by the Living Wage Foundation.  We hope more people will join our teams in Norfolk too. ”

Carers Trust Cambridgeshire, which is based in St Ives, this year celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Adam Rowles, Chair of Carers Trust Cambridgeshire, said: “This is an exciting opportunity to raise the profile of carers’ support, extend our reach and achieve efficiencies to benefit everyone.”