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Brudolff Hotels Sign Up to Gift Breaks to Unpaid Carers

Brudolff join Respitality Scheme with a generous donation of breaks.

Brudolff Hotels are the latest local business to sign up Voluntary Action Shetland’s (VAS) Respitality Scheme to offer short breaks to local carers. Brudolff have generously donated to the Scheme 26 weekend breaks of 1 or 2 nights on a bed and breakfast basis at carers choice of the Kveldsro, Lerwick or Shetland Hotels. The breaks, which are for a carer and a companion, are available between October and April.

Respitality (respite + hospitality) is a new and effective way the hospitality and leisure sector can help their local communities by recognising and appreciating the contribution of unpaid carers. The idea is that hotels, for example, become Respitality Partners by making a ‘gift’ of a short break during quieter periods, when it suits the business. This enables a carer, plus a companion, to have a break away from their caring responsibilities to recharge their batteries and have a little time for themselves.

VAS Carer Support Worker Kirsten Harcus said. ’’We are delighted to welcome on board Brudolff Hotels who have been very generous in supporting local carers. Respitality offers a win-win to both parties: Carers receive a much needed break from their caring responsibilities while Gift Providers give something back to their community and at the same time raise their own profile ’’

Carers need to sign up with VAS to join the Respitality Scheme. An on-line form can be accessed here or you can sign up by contacting Kirsten Harcus on 01595 743 980 or at [email protected] For more information about Respitality please click here

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