How It Works
Respitality, Respite + Hospitality, originated in the USA and provides a unique way for Carers Centres and the Scottish Hospitality sector to work together to provide short breaks to full-time unpaid carers.
The way it works is that the hospitality sector gift short breaks. These can be overnight stays, meals, spa days, beauty treatments – whatever gift the business chooses to donate. The breaks are made available during quieter periods, when it suits the business. These gifts can be made in various ways.
1. Click on the “Make a Gift” button on this website.
2. Give directly to the Carers Centres involved in the project. Please see the list below.
3. Emailing email@example.com or phoning 01383 622462.
For carers, please contact your local Carers Centre for information on all the services they provide. You’ll find there are lots of services on offer. Respitality is only one of them!
Angus Carers Centre was originally Angus Carers Association; formed by Carers to help and support all Carers. It provides advice and a range of services to Carers who live in Angus and the surrounding area. Respitality is a new service for Angus Carers Centre. See their website for more information and how to get in touch.
Angus Carers Centre www.anguscarers.co.uk
Care 4 Carers
Established in 1989, Care 4 Carers is a voluntary organisation that provides information and support to full time, unpaid carers in Edinburgh. Follow the link below to find out more.
Care 4 Carers www.care4carers.org.uk
Dumfries & Galloway Carers Centre
Dumfries & Galloway, Carers Centre support Carers in all areas of Dumfries and Galloway. They will be pleased to tell you about their services. You can get more information by contacting them by phone 01387 248600 or visiting their web site.
Dumfries & Galloway Carers Centre www.dgalcarers.co.uk
Dundee Carers Centre is located in the city centre, providing easy access for Carers and the wider community. They provide a range of information and support services, as well as Respitality. The Carers Centre can be contacted on 01382 200422.
Dundee Carers Centre www.dundeecarerscentre.org.uk
Edinburgh Young Carers Project (EYCP)
Edinburgh Young Carers Project started in 1994. It now provides support to young carers aged between 5 and 20 throughout Edinburgh by making a positive difference to their lives. For more information about the wide range of services available, please contact 0131 475 2322.
Edinburgh Young Carers Project www.youngcarers.org.uk
Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre
Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre support Carers in all areas of Falkirk and Clackmannanshire. They will be pleased to tell you about their services. If you live around Falkirk, you can get more information by phoning 01324 611510. Carers in Clackmannanshire should phone 01259 226839.
Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre www.carersfalkirk.org
Fife Carers Centre
Fife Carers Centre was the first Carers Centre in Scotland to join Respitality. Find out more by contacting the Carers Centre directly, 01592 205472.
Fife Carers Centre www.fifecarerscentre.org
Lanarkshire Carers Centre
Lanarkshire Carers Centre helps Carers in both North and South Lanarkshire. They can be contacted either by emailing Helen McAllister firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Carers Centre, 01698 428090.
Lanarkshire Carers Centre www.prtlcc.org.uk
PKAVS, Perth and Kinross Association of Voluntary Services, is the leading charity in the area working to enhance lives and link communities. It has several hubs; Minority Communities, Mental Health, Third Sector and Volunteering, Shopmobility and a Carers Hub. To find out more about Respitality, please phone the Carers Hub on 01738 567076. Or, have a look at their web sites.
PKAVS Carers Hub www.pkavscarershub.org.uk/
VOLUNTARY ACTION SHETLAND
Voluntary Action Shetland seeks to respond to and support voluntary services in Shetland by meeting present and emerging needs, developing and promoting new ways of responding and encouraging people in Shetland to offer voluntary service to their community. The Respitality contact is Kirsten Harcus on email@example.com or 01595 743980.
Voluntary Action Shetland http://www.shetland-communities.org.uk/subsites/vas
VOCAL has arranged Respitality breaks for Carers in Midlothian. In 2016, VOCAL has extended its Respitality project to include Edinburgh. This means that Carers in Edinburgh and Midlothian will benefit from Respitality gifts. The Respitality contact is Hayley Burton: firstname.lastname@example.org.