After many years of service Meg has decided it is time to resign as chairperson of Crossroads, however we are delighted to welcome Meg as a regular board member. On behalf of the entire board past and present we express the organisations profound gratitude to Meg for her leadership, inspiration hard work and for the great times we have had working together.
Meg, you are a truly remarkable lady who since 1985 has dedicated a major part of your life to leading, developing, promoting and sustaining crossroads. You have lead us through many changes at all levels during these years from development of contracts with the council, care inspectorate, dealing with head office, tendering and triple SC. You have travelled many miles to attend meetings in the region and further afield where your capable personality made sure that crossroads interests were always to the fore. You always put crossroads first and nothing was ever too much bother when something or someone required attention. Over and above your regular board duties you were always willing to help in any area such as CroQuas, Policy checking, and subgroups where your contribution has been invaluable.
With a grateful
heart, I on behalf of us all say thank you Meg for being an
inspirational colleague and friend.
our last coffee afternoon of 2019,was held on 19 September at the
Autumn Club premises in Kirkcowan. A good
attended by service
users, friends, family, support
workers and Board members made
delicious food provided by
board members was much appreciated. Thank you.
due to a mix up in dates the school children were unable to attend.
We hope that we will be able to invite them to a coffee afternoon
The first Coffee Afternoon of 2019 was held in the Creebridge hotel, Newton Stewart, on May 16th. The weather was kind and there was a very good turnout of Service Users and Careers. We were able to show the DVD “Bonnie Galloway” produced by Wigtownshire U3A. This was much enjoyed and we all joined in, happily pointing out places we knew. Thanks to Myra and to the Creebridge staff, for organizing the event and making it so successful.
After almost 3 decades of dedicated service to Crossroads, our
popular, long-serving manager Anne Gorman has taken a well earned
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
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.
very enjoyable coffee afternoon, attended by service
users, carers and Board members was held on Thursday
12 October at “The View” in Port William. This proved to be
an excellent venue. The staff were very helpful and friendly – and
the scones, fresh and delicious!
Congratulations to Becky Dalrymple, our Admin Assistant on her organisation of the event and her involvement with service users on the day.
Service User Survey 2016
The 2016 annual survey of service users was carried out in May. As
in previous years, we were pleased to discover how highly our service
users value the service, with an overall satisfaction rate of over 95%
of those who returned completed questionnaires. All points raised by
service users, their families and carers have been given careful
consideration and acted upon by the manager and staff where
appropriate, and once again, we appreciate the time and effort service
users put in to complete the questionnaires and hope that they find
the exercise worthwhile. We certainly do, as it can highlight points
which could otherwise be overlooked. The full report is available as a PDF here.