Guildford and South Surrey Branch


Care for Carers



Guildford and South Surrey Parkinson’s Branch tries to support carers wherever it can. If you wish to hear about any current activities, or to discuss your needs, please contact Myra Newnes-Smith on 01483 422440 or email


“Crossroads Care”

Crossroads Care is an organisation specialising in providing vital respite breaks for carers.


The core service provision, after an assessment of needs, is a regular carers’ break of 3.5 hours, funded by Surrey County Council, on a weekly or fortnightly basis on the same day, at the same time and with the same Support Worker.


Additional hours can be provided at a competitive rate.


Alternatively, 3 additional hours per month, for those in receipt of the core service, may be funded by Guildford Parkinson’s, using our legacy funds.


Self-funded packages are also available of 10, 24 and 48 hours, the latter to allow for a week-end break. Assisted holiday breaks allow a Support Worker to accompany the client and carer on a UK-based holiday and takes over the caring role for 9 hours in any 24.


Support Workers are not volunteers and many have worked for Crossroads for a number of years. They are highly committed to their work and are trained for many caring tasks, including:

  • Personal care (eg washing, dressing, toileting)
  • Health care such as continence management and administration of prescribed medicines
  • Meal and drink preparation
  • Social activities such as chatting, playing games, visits to a tearoom

For further information

You should approach Crossroads Care directly on tel: 01372 869970 or
If you are interested in the additional 3 hours per month, funded by the Branch, you should contact Myra Newnes-Smith as above.