What support can Crossroads Care Cambridgeshire provide?
First, you need to ask your GP for a ‘Carers Prescription’.
If your GP or the practice nurse knows your situation then the ‘prescription’ can be requested by phone. The ‘prescription’ will be sent to Crossroads and they will then arrange a visit to help complete an assessment of your situation and help decide the most appropriate form of support which may include a short break.
They can point you in the right direction to where you can find out more about caring, your rights, free services or benefits you may be entitled to. If a short break is prescribed, Crossroads will help you choose to book something that would make a real difference to you. You may need a short break to support your own health, keep an appointment, or just need some “me time” away from it all.