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 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.
A 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.
During Carer’s Week last month, 59 Crossroads (Newton Stewart & Machars) service users, carers and friends enjoyed a very pleasant afternoon driving around the Machars.
During our tour, we visited Wigtown, Garlieston, Whithorn and when we reached Port William we sat in glorious sunshine and enjoyed an ice cream before heading up the coast to Auchenmalg before heading back along the A75.
The excursion brought back many memories and provoked much discussion and laughter on board, that is when a break in the singing allowed!
Our mystery excursion came to an end when we arrived at the Riverside Day Centre, Newton Stewart, where, when everyone had got settled, we all savoured the most delicious high tea.
One more treat was in store – the Lowland Lasses arrived and entertained with wonderful singing. We would have loved to have listened to them for much longer but it was time to bring the day to its conclusion and make our way back to the bus and home to bed, with memories of a marvellous day.
A big THANK YOU to all who helped in whatever way to make this such a special day.