How businesses support Respitality
Through Respitality, hospitality, tourism & leisure businesses in Scotland are making a real difference to the lives of unpaid carers across the country by donating free breaks. An unpaid carer can be of any age, and is classed as someone who cares for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support. Someone in receipt of Carers Allowance is still considered an unpaid carer.
A short break from routine for an unpaid carer can take various forms; whether it is reconnecting with a hobby, going for a massage, enjoying an afternoon tea or taking an overnight stay. Whatever the break offered, this provides unpaid carers a chance to recharge, which is vital for their mental and physical wellbeing.
Why should you donate to Respitality?
- Breaks can be donated at a time of year that suits your business needs
- Respitality is an avenue for you and your business to support your local community
- Breaks can be donated when you have last minute cancellations
- All participating businesses receive a certificate to proudly display
- All carers taking a break are given thank you cards to give to the business – this means you get to find out how your donation has personally benefitted them
- Respitality can help you fulfil your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
What do our supporters think?
“I feel great being able to help. It’s not a big outlay, but such a big reward and one day we may be a carer, and one day we may need cared for.” (Hotel manager in Perthshire)
“I’ve proudly supported this innovative project from the beginning – it’s a simple and worthwhile way for the hospitality sector to give back to unpaid carers in Scotland.” (David Cochrane, Cheif Executive, Hospitality Industry Trust Scotland)
“We felt that by donating to Respitality – rather than gifting to a raffle or acution – we were not only helping a charity, but that the person or family who came to stay, was also benefitting. So it felt more like a direct contribution, and direct benefit.” (Owners of a self catering property in the Highlands)
Why not check out our Q&A with Homelands Trust in Fife, who donate self catering lodges to Respitality throughout the year? You can find our chat with them here
How to get in touch and offer a break
If you would like to discuss how your business could offer a break to the Respitality project, please contact Kerry Donaghy, Respitality Developer on 01383 622462 or email@example.com