Scots charity supporting unpaid carers in Dundee by way of reward playing cards

A SCOTS charity is supporting unpaid carers utilizing an modern native reward card initiative.

Dundee Carers Centre are offering unpaid carers with Scotland Loves Native Present Playing cards permitting them to take time for themselves, recharge, or reconnect with a pastime.

The Dundee charity goals to enhance the lives of unpaid carers of all ages by giving assist, recommendation and entry to studying. 

Carers can use the Scotland Loves Native Present Card to entry quite a lot of services and products, together with foods and drinks, purchasing, lodging and leisure actions.

Brief Breaks service workforce chief Marthe Hastie at Dundee Carers Centre.

Dundee Carers Centre stated their Brief Breaks providing is private to the carer, with the native reward playing cards used to supply flexibility and option to folks.

Marthe Hastie, Group Chief at Dundee Carers Centre Brief Breaks Service stated: “Our major goal when supporting a carer to entry Brief Breaks is that the break have to be private to that carer.

“When the Centre obtained a small quantity of funding which was ring fenced to supply Brief Breaks with the factors that it was to be spent regionally, we began utilizing the Dundee Present Card, a part of the Scotland Loves Native Present Card initiative.

“Carers recognized they wished to do one thing that was accessible by way of the cardboard similar to going for espresso and cake at an area café.”

Scotland Loves Native is managed by Scotland’s Cities Partnership (STP), with assist from the Scottish Authorities. 

STP chief officer Kimberley Guthrie stated: “The Scotland Loves Native Present Card presents an enormous vary of alternative for recipients to spend their reward on a meal out, a visit to the retailers, improbable native experiences, or home goods – and permits them to take pleasure in spending with native companies.

“The Scotland Loves Native Present Card is a present to the entire neighborhood.”

Working like an everyday debit card, the reward playing cards can be found for areas throughout Scotland, together with Dundee, Glasgow, Aberdeenshire, Argyll and Bute and South Ayrshire, and will be spent regionally with every type and sizes of native companies in that space.

Dundee Carers Centre is a Respitality Supply Companion, a Scottish Authorities supported venture coordinated nationally by Shared Care Scotland.

They join hospitality, tourism and leisure companies who’re keen to donate quick breaks freed from cost to unpaid carers.

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