Service users, carers and Board members attended a coffee afternoon in St Ninian’s Tearoom, Isle of Whithorn on Thursday 17 May.  This proved to be an excellent and popular venue with beautiful views over the harbour.

Everyone enjoyed the chance to chat -and the delicious scones!

Many thanks to Wendy for organising the Bingo games and providing prizes!

Carol Black & Wendy McCreadie
Carol Black & Wendy McCreadie

Colin McCracken of the Care Inspectorate visited us on Saturday 17 March.

This inspection looked at two aspects of our work. Again this was a very successful inspection.

There were no requirements or recommendations for change made

  • Quality of Care. 
    We retained our top grade of 6 for Quality of Care thanks to the hard work and dedication of our carers.
  • Management and Leadership We received a 5 for Management and Leadership, the same grade as two years ago despite a large period of change in management over that time. Our new management team of Carol Black and Wendy McCreadie (photo) are to be congratulated.

After almost 3 decades of dedicated service to Crossroads, our popular, long-serving manager Anne Gorman has taken a well earned retirement.

On August 3rd 2017, a large gathering of friends, colleagues, service users and carers packed Wigtown Town Hall to show their appreciation for all that she has done for Crossroads and the local community over that time.

However it’s not a complete farewell to Anne as she has agreed to join our board of directors, and hopefully she will continue her long association with Crossroads for many years to come.

We have held a number of informal coffee mornings at various locations in the Machars over the course of the winter, so that service users and carers could meet some of the office staff and Board members.

On this occasion, staff, clients and carers were given the opportunity to have some fun and demonstrate their skill at making lampshades.