Crieff Hydro shows its support for carers

A SCOTTISH hotels group is doing its part to reward the country’s unpaid carers by donating bed and breakfast stays at all eight of its hotels.

The Crieff Hydro Family of Hotels is supplying the complimentary breaks in conjunction with charity Shared Care Scotland and its Respitality project. Respitality provides short breaks to unpaid carers, which have been donated by hospitality and tourism businesses across Scotland. The announcement coincides with Carers Week – which runs between 7th and 13th June.

Respitality co-ordinator Kerry Donaghy said one in five people in Scotland are now providing support for a loved one.

“With many support services still not operating at full capacity, the pressure on unpaid carers is heavier than ever which is why short breaks are so important,” she said.

“The tourism industry has also taken a massive hit due to COVID-19, so to be offered such a generous package of breaks from Crieff Hydro Family of Hotels, particularly when they are still in the recovery period, will mean the world to unpaid carers who need these regular and energising breaks to help them continue caring.”

Nic Oldham, head of customer and commercial at the Crieff Hydro Family of Hotels, said: “We are proud to show our support for Shared Care Scotland and their fantastic Respitality initiative.

“Thanks to the geographical spread of our properties, we can reach and support families across Scotland with a variety of breaks. We hope our donation will allow many unpaid carers the opportunity to take time for themselves and recharge.”