One of our service users Stuart came along to help us with our first open day of the week.
Tracy Young (Manager), Kirsten Docherty (Coordinator), Kerrie Cowie (Assistant Coordinator) , Madge Buchan (Senior Support Worker) and Daryl (Stuarts PA)
The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) is an active citizenship programme that raises awareness amongst young people about philanthropy and their local community. Each participating school, each year is responsible for directing a £3000 YPI grant to a local charity through a unique programme of teamwork, research and competition. YPI is all about creativity and passion, leaving the four walls of the classroom behind, and supporting the issues young people care most about.
Kirsty, Emily & Hallie, pupils from St. Andrews High School won £3000 for Crossroads Fife from the Youth & Philanthropy Initiative Scotland … thank you girls what an amazing outcome!
We received a cheque today from June McDermid & Mike Walmsley from Thornton Golf Club for £450 …. a huge thanks to all involved in raising such a generous donation.
We received cheques from Andrea Howe today totalling £1240 in memory of Phil Howe. Andrea presented these to Sonia Laing who supported Phil and Tracy Young, Service Manager
Fiona has been the Manager with Crossroads Fife for over 11 years and has decided it is now time to retire and spend time relaxing! She has seen the organisation grow and develop over the years. She will be sadly missed by many ...
DUTY OF CANDOUR REPORT
Duty of Candour
Duty of Candour is a legal requirement to ensure that if something goes wrong in health or social care services the people affected are offered an explanation, an apology and an assurance that staff will learn from the error. The learning is shared with the people affected and throughout Scotland.
About our organisation
This report describes how Crossroads Fife has implemented Duty of Candour throughout the period April 2018 – March 2019.
Crossroads Fife is a charity primarily funded by Fife Health and Social Care Partnership to provide respite support to Carers who support people of any age and any disability across Fife. Crossroads Fife is also on the Care at Home Framework and supports people in receipt of Self Directed Support to achieve their outcomes.
Crossroads Fife has a Duty of Candour Policy and staff guidance. All staff have undertaken training to help them understand the Organisation’s policy and the process of the Duty of Candour which could affect them.
All health and social care services in Scotland must provide an annual duty of candour report for the service. As a registered support service provider this information is sent to our regulator the Care Inspectorate.
During the reporting period no incidents triggered Duty of Candour.
Our Policy and Process
If an incident occurred that necessitated the implementation of Duty of Candour our staff would follow procedure and report this to their line manager and Service Manager who oversees the service Crossroads Fife provides.
The incident would be reported and the named staff member would complete the Care Inspectorate e-form.
The internal reporting form highlights the learning needed as a result of the incident and any specific staff team learning necessary.
Service Manager and line manger would meet with staff to provide support and emphasise this is about learning and improving, not blame.
Duty of Candour is part of our Induction and Core training which all staff have to undertake. Whilst it is distressing when things go wrong we can and do learn from our mistakes and adapt our processes to try and minimise the event recurring.
Where the incident arises from staff wrong doing then our disciplinary policy would be put in place. If you would like more information regarding this report please contact the Service Manager.
Vacancy – Support Workers
We are currently looking for highly motivated caring individuals to join our well established and professional team in Dunfermline and West Fife. Supporting people with any illness and/or disability in their own home. With us, you will achieve rewarding and fulfilling employment with a good work life balance.
Though you will join our team, we will see you as an individual and offer you:-
· quality induction and ongoing training
Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Registration will be required for all successful candidates.
A clean driving licence and use of a car with business insurance is essential.
These posts are currently funded until March 2019, though it is anticipated that the funding will be continued.
Closing date for applications is Thursday 11th October, 2018
If you are interested in working for us please contact us on 01592 610540 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crossroads Fife Central strives to be an Equal Opportunities employer.
Crossroads Fife Central is a Living Wage employer.
Crossroads (Dunfermline) Join Forces with Crossroads (Fife Central)
Following a recent AGM and EGM, the board of Crossroads (Dunfermline) would like to notify all our supporters of our upcoming merger with Crossroads (Fife Central). After almost 36 years of providing much needed respite for carers in Dunfermline and West Fife, Crossroads (Dunfermline) will be joining forces with the larger Fife based organisation (who will shortly change their name to Crossroads (Fife) to reflect the change).
In coming together, the new organisation will be able to provide more support to those who need it than either can do alone.
Elaine Combe, former Chair of Crossroads (Dunfermline) and soon to be board member of the Crossroads (Fife) said: "We are very much looking forward to coming together as Crossroads Fife. The board would like to reassure all those who we support that the service you receive will not change and you shouldn't notice the merger in the care you receive and you'll still be able to contact us in the Dunfermline office. We truly believe that in coming together we can provide more support for the people of Dunfermline and West-Fife. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have supported and raised funds for Crossroads (Dunfermline) both in recent times and over the many years we have been providing care. Thanks to you, we have been able to help those who need it most. We hope that you will continue to support us as the new Crossroads Fife."
Crossroads (Dunfermline) will merge with Crossroads (Fife Central) on 30 September. All local contact details will remain the same.
E Combe, Trustee & Voluntary Fundraiser
For Crossroads Dunfermline
Tel: 07974790430 (personal mobile) / 01383 621774 Crossroads Office tel