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Isles Reflexology receives certificate for donating Respitality Breaks


Shetland Carers recently presented a certificate to Joyce Anderson of Isles Reflexology in recognition of her support of unpaid carers in Shetland through their Respitality Scheme. Shetland Carers, a project delivered under Voluntary Action Shetland, co-ordinate the scheme locally with support from Shared Care Scotland, who now support carer centres in 22 local authority areas to run Respitality Schemes.

Respitality (respite + hospitality) is a way the hospitality and leisure sector can help their local communities by recognising and appreciating the contribution of unpaid carers, by donating short breaks to carers. This enables a carer, plus a companion where possible, to have a break away from their caring responsibilities to recharge their batteries and have a little time for themselves.

An adult carer recently benefitted from a one hour Reflexology session with Joyce, courtesy of Isles Reflexology, gifted through the Respitality Scheme. The carer said "Thank you Joyce. I came in to you a big coil of stress, and was very uptight which you noticed straight away. I felt so much better after your session (which was my first go at reflexology) and found it a really good experience. You really put me at ease and afterwards I felt a lot more relaxed and much less uptight. You have a real gift. Thanks."

For more information about the scheme, please click HERE.

To sign up to the Scheme, either as a carer or a Gift Provider, please contact or tel: 01595 743980.

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