The last coffee afternoon of 2018 was held in Wigtown on 19th Sept. The weather was dreadful. Only 3 service users attended and saw the DVD from U3A which they enjoyed and would like to see again at the next meeting in the Spring of 2019 when hopefully the weather will be better and more people will be able to attend.

Crossroads Staff Survey 2017

The 2017 annual survey of staff was carried out in August. Although it was disappointing that the response rate was only 33% we were pleased that overall job satisfaction remained high at above 88%

Several very appreciative comments were made about the office staff and how approachable and helpful they were.

Crossroads Staff Survey 2017

The 2017 annual survey of staff was carried out in August. Although it was disappointing that the response rate was only 33% we were pleased that overall job satisfaction remained high at above 88%

Several very appreciative comments were made about the office staff and how approachable and helpful they were.

Care Inspectorate 2018

Susan from the Care Inspectorate visited us in November and looked at two areas of our service: Quality of Care and Support and Quality of Staffing. We were awarded grade 5 (very good) for both areas. There were no requirements or recommendations. Grade 6 is awarded only when something new and sector leading is evidenced so we have done extremely well.

During the inspection, Susan received excellent feedback from the service users, relatives and staff. People were very complimentary of the service and staff team. Some of the comments made were:

  • “I am grateful for the service I get; I live alone and enjoy the visits”.
  • “Thoroughly satisfied with everything and the staff”
  • “Always do their utmost to fulfil any request, go over and above the call of duty”.
  • “They are all good; I don’t find anything wrong with them”.
  • “I am very satisfied with the service”.
  • “Excellent service, staff work amazingly and are very kind and friendly”.
  • “Service provided promotes social inclusion and reduces isolation”.
  • “We would not be able to cope without them”.

Congratulations to all the staff.

Mrs Brenda Brookes and Mrs Jeannie Gordon have resigned from the Board due to family commitments.   The board have accepted the resignations with regret and wishes to thank them for their hard work and contributions over the years.

The Board welcomes Ms Myra Watson as our new treasurer.