Thursday the 24th November marks national Carers Rights Day. Each year, this day helps us to ensure carers are aware of their rights; it lets carers know where to find help and support and raise awareness of the needs of carers.
Caring Costs in so many ways. It could be the cost to unpaid carers’ wellbeing and ability to access health services. Sometimes it’s the financial costs associated with looking after someone – or the effects on carers’ employment options. Taking care of someone may cost carers the quality of their relationships, through not being able to take time out to spend with friends and family or through changes to the relationship with those they care for. And the current cost of living crisis is being felt even more acutely by carers throughout the UK.
This year Carers Plus Yorkshire invite you to the launch of ‘RESPITALITY’!
Respitality is an initiative that we feel will take small steps to offering unpaid carers the opportunity to take that much needed ‘time out’ either on their own or with the person that they care for.
Respitality is something Carers Plus Yorkshire feels passionate about developing; hoping to bring ‘respite’ to unpaid family carers through our relationship with the hospitality sector. Respite is not simply offering carers a ‘short break’ - it could be a cut price hair appointment, a cuppa in a café, a meal out with their ‘cared-for’ , a free session at the gym, a theatre ticket, a welcome drink at the spa…….and lots more that we haven’t even imagined yet!
We launch Respitality across our geography with three amazing events:
Leyburn (invite only)
Romanby (invite only)
Across Hambleton & Richmondshire we invite carers for an afternoon of ‘Cake & Conversation’ and in Scarborough, let an afternoon at the theatre give you a few hours out to enjoy ‘The Greatest Showman’ film! To book a place at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, please email email@example.com.
Carers Rights Day is about introducing the idea and saying the words out loud to both carers and potential influencers in the hospitality industry. Through the Respitality programme, hospitality, tourism & leisure businesses could make a real difference to the lives of unpaid carers across the area by pledging to donate opportunities for respite. Whatever the ‘break’ offered, this provides unpaid carers a chance to recharge, which is vital for their mental and physical wellbeing.
The process to donate is simple and easy, and ‘breaks’ can be donated at any time by following this link.