Our History

Our History

The National picture

Carers Trust Cambridgeshire is a network partner of Carers Trust. Which was a merger of two carers charities in 2012 – The Princess Royal Trust for Carers and Crossroads Care. Find out more

Crossroads in Cambridgeshire

Crossroads was first established in Fenland in 1982, with other local offices opening which eventually merged together. In 2002 we formed our current legal entity, West Anglia Crossroads Caring for Carers, and we later became known as Crossroads Care Cambridgeshire. All the Crossroads schemes in Cambridgeshire had merged into us by 2011.

Carers Trust Cambridgeshire

In September 2013 we launched our new organisational name “Carers Trust Cambridgeshire Crossroads carer service” to align us more with the national Carers Trust charity and make us more recognisable.
When Crossroads was established in 1974, it supported just 28 families. Today over 4.4 million care hours are provided every year by member organisations to more than 35,000 carers; that’s the equivalent of over 500 years of care.

Carers Trust Peterborough

Carers Trust Peterborough was established in July 2014, when we were awarded the contract from Peterborough City Council to provide Carers Centre and young carers services in Peterborough.

 

Carers Trust Norfolk

Following the closure of Crossroads Care East Anglia at the end of September 2015, we established Carers Trust Norfolk and safely transferred the care of 317 carers in Norfolk despite only having 6 weeks’ notice. We also took over the £500k Big Lottery grant for the Norfolk Young Carers Forum.

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