Interested in Respitality?
Please complete our Respitality Registration Form and we will add you to register.
Lanarkshire Carers is participating in a project called Respitality in partnership with Shared Care Scotland. Respitality (respite breaks and hospitality) aims to make connections between local organisations that help support unpaid carers and local hospitality providers such as hotels, guest houses, leisure clubs etc.
How does it work?
Local hotels, for example, are able to make a “gift” of an overnight stay to a carer (and companion) so they can have a short break away from their caring responsibilities to recharge their batteries and have some “me time.”
Generally these “gifts” are offered in the quieter season (late autumn and early winter) where there is capacity. It doesn’t just have to be nights away, other examples might be the gift of a day pass to a leisure club or spa, a voucher for dinner for two or tickets to the theatre. Respitality is a new and effective way the hospitality sector can help their local communities by recognising and appreciating the contribution of unpaid carers.
Carers must have a current Carer Card to access Respitality
Lanarkshire Carers will maintain a register of carers who are available for Respitality breaks. Once you register for this service, your name will be added to a list on a first come first served basis. You will then be offered a break as it becomes available, however if the break offered is not suitable for any reason, it is ok to turn it down. Your name will not be moved to the bottom of the list. If you do accept a break though, your name will move to the bottom of the list.
By rotating the list in this way, breaks will be available to a wider group of carers. The frequency in which you are offered a break depends on how many are made available and how many carers are registered.
Some of our current respitality providers are listed below.
Please note, you should not contact these providers directly to discuss Respitality. If you require more information on the Respitality services offered by these providers, please get in touch with us:
Hotels / Overnight Stays
The Bentley Hotel
Best Western Strathaven Hotel
Duchally Country Estates
New Lanark Hotel
National Museums Scotland
Sound Routes Singers
Vue Cinemas Hamilton
Tennent’s Training Academy
Health and Wellbeing
Feathers Salon Wishaw
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