Crossroads (Newton Stewart and Machars) Care Attendant Scheme, founded in 1985, is a charity with a voluntary local Board of Directors and is affiliated to Crossroads (Scotland), which is based in Glasgow.

At the 2019 AGM Dr Meg Hopkins M.B.E. resigned as Chairperson of Crossroads and Mr David Bleasdale was elected as Chairperson. Meg has been inspirational in developing Crossroads since 1985 and the Board are delighted that she has agreed to continue to serve Crossroads as a Board member.

The board regrets the resignation of Mr David Bleasdale as Chairperson in October 2020 but are delighted that Mrs Jennifer Brodie has agreed to act as interim chairperson until a new chairperson can be elected”

Our Board comprises , Mrs Jennifer Brodie (Interim Chairperson), Dr David Baird (Company Secretary), Ms Myra Watson (Treasurer), Dr Meg Hopkins M.B.E. Mrs Rose Christie,  Mrs Anne Gorman, Mrs Janice Kane, Mrs Sandra McDowall  and Dr Anne Snell.

We have a team of care attendants based throughout our area, supported by:

General Manager : Mrs Carol Black

Assistant Manager : Nicola McWilliam, (Care)

Mrs Wendy McCreadie (Care Co-ordinator)

Emma Jones (Senior Support Worker)

We provide respite and domiciliary support for people who find it difficult to live in their own homes without help.  We operate a 24 hour, 7 day per week service throughout the year including all holidays.

We are committed to treating carers and people with care needs with respect and sensitivity, recognising the dignity and value of each person for whom the service provides.

We maintain confidentiality at all times.

We support carers and people with care needs in exercising self determination, making choices and maintaining their independence.

We involve and consult carers and people with care needs about the support to be provided by us.

We are committed to responding to the diversity of needs presented, by developing appropriate quality services.  These will be flexible to meet the needs of each carer and person with care needs.

Our funding comes from different sources: local authority, (with whom we have a contract to provide domiciliary and respite care), personalisation and self-directed support and private agreements.