The Leslie family have been in receipt of a core service for 8 years, having been on the waiting list for several months before that. We are very grateful to receive the majority of our funding for core services from Fife Health and Social Care Partnership. However the actual cost of delivering the support to service users has increased. In the past we have supplemented these costs thanks to support through some generous donations and legacies but unfortunately we do not have the finances to continue to do this. As such, we have had to implement a small charge of £5 per service.
Please see below how the Leslie family feel our support has helped them.
By Gillian Leslie - July 2017
I have been a carer since my youngest son Kian was born with additional support needs 12 years ago. As well as being a carer, I also work part-time. My husband is a long distance lorry driver so is not at home during the week.
The difference this support has made has been brilliant. It is something that I can look forward to. Because my son gets on well with his Support Worker, Madge Buchan, I know he is happy and safe and enjoying playing. Recently Madge and Kian baked cakes. This means we both get great support.
Though I am still busy and still get tired, I know I can get some ‘Me’ time. I have something to look forward to.
Recently Madge nominated me for the Carer of the Year Awards, organised by Crossroads Caring Scotland. I received flowers from them recognising my role as a good carer.
I would definitely recommend Crossroads Fife Central to other carers as it is a really good service. Kian and I recently took part in the sponsored walk for Crossroads Fife Central to help them raise money. We wouldn’t want the service to disappear!
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