Crossroads Tendring & Colchester
Caring for Carers and the People they Support

Are you an unpaid carer in need of a little support?

Crossroads Tendring & Colchester provides regular short breaks to carers who would like a little time to themselves.

Our trained community support staff will come into your home and take care of the person you are caring for a few hours each week to give you a break.

We work in the community and cover the whole of Tendring & Colchester District. We deliver over 40 000 care hours a year. Crossroads provide the special quality of care that gives carers peace of mind to let someone else step in their shoes.

Who is a carer?

A carer is someone who, without payment provides help and support to a partner, child, relative, friend or neighbour who could not manage without their help.

This could be due to age, a physical or mental illness or disability. If you are a carer or know someone that is, then call us for advice.

Our objectives

Our objectives are to help relieve the physical and emotional stress experienced by those that provide unpaid care to individuals affected by illness or disability.

We aim to help individuals avoid admission to hospital or residential care, by offering carers a break.

hours of care per year
clients visited weekly
child clients
paid members of staff

About Us

Crossroads Tendring & Colchester was set up as a registered charity in April 1994 to provide care and support within the community for those needing care and their carers

Crossroad Tendring and Colchester

Our Services

Crossroads Tendring & Colchester offer both ad hoc and regular weekly services with a wide range of services for Adults and Children.

Crossroad Tendring and Colchester


There are many ways that those interested can donate towards the charity and this does not need to be on a monetary basis, so contact us today to see how you could help


Experience not essential, a caring nature a must.
Come and join the team, full training given, good rates of pay and mileage.
Very rewarding job you will be giving people who care a break which they vitally need in order to carry on in their caring role.


Interested in becoming a Trustee?

Do you have time to offer to a local charity, we are always looking for trustees with the skills that can help Crossroads be the best it could possibly be.

We meet every month for two hours, usually on the third Tuesday of each month.

Contact us to find out more about being a trustee

Areas We Cover

Is your area covered?

If you pay your council tax to either Tendring or Colchester District Council, we cover your area.

Quality Assurance

Please follow the link to our latest report from the Care Quality Commission which states “overwhelmingly positive comments”.