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Crossroads (Newton Stewart and Machars) Care Attendant Scheme

April 2020 Corona virus

We are constantly in touch with the staff and are making regular contact with service users to make sure everyone has what they need in these difficult times.

To help our service users we have started a food run two days a week, across all the areas we cover for those who have no families to help out. On average we are delivering to 30 people. This has proven to be very successful and what was a “soup” kitchen has extended to shepherd’s pie. pancakes, buns, etc., for example one week we delivered stewed sausage on Monday with enough for another portion and then soup on Thursday, again giving every isolated service user enough for a couple of days.

This initiative has been praised by our new Care Inspection Officer who has also awarded us grades 5 in our most recent inspection.

We have been astounded and gratified by the way the community have rallied around us at this time. People have donated tubs for our soup run and others have created face masks.

Douglas-Ewart High School have used their tech department to make face visors from acrylic headpieces and laminate which have been approved by the NHS, and we have taken delivery of 100 of these.

We at Crossroads have always valued the work that our support workers do and hope that this emergency will make the work they do in the community better recognised and more highly valued by society in general.