PKAVS Carers Hub is delighted to welcome Dunkeld House Hotel to the Respitality Family!
Respite Development Officer Marthe was very fortunate to be offered the opportunity to present on PKAVS Carers Hub work with unpaid carers in Perth & Kinross at a Birnam and Dunkeld Tourism Assosication meeting held at Dunkeld House Hotel in April. Since then we have been overwhelmed with how well the local businesses have embraced the Respitality concept and came on board.
Carers UK surveyed 648 unpaid Carers in Scotland recently and 22% said they had not had one day away from caring in five years.
By offering an overnight stay or a few hours access to a health suite through our Respitality programme we can really help make a massive difference to carer wellbeing. Being offered the chance to unwind, relax and recharge their batteries help carers to keep on caring. We are really hopeful that PKAVS Carers Hub and Dunkeld House Hotel will continue to work together in the future to help carers take time out.
Natalie Parsons, Digital Marketing Executive, Dunkeld House Hotel commented,
Hospitality is an industry about caring for people and providing experiences to remember, something that Dunkeld House Hotel has been doing for years. We believe that everyone deserves a break, a chance to unwind and to escape from the daily grind which is why when we saw the great work Respitality was doing we decided that this was a charity that we wanted to work with. We hope that over time our partnership with Respitality will grow and we can offer more gifts so that more people will have the opportunity to step back and have some ‘me time’.
If you work in the Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure sector and would like more information on how to become a Respitality Partner and would like to donate a gift then please contact:
Marthe Handling, Respite Devleopment Officer on 01738 567076 or email Marthe.Handling@pkavs.org.uk
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