The ScotSpirit Holiday Voucher Scheme (SSHVS) is focused on supporting individuals and families who have been particularly adversely affected by the impact of the pandemic, while at the same time providing financial support to the Scottish tourism sector.
The Scheme is funded by Scottish Government and forms part of the Scottish tourism pandemic recovery programme. It will be delivered by Charity Partners, Family Holiday Association, Shared Care Scotland, and the Carer Centre Network.
Due to pandemic restrictions, we know that many unpaid carers have been left without access to their normal support services. Many will have struggled due to extended periods of isolation and the lack of any meaningful breaks. For this reason, it has been decided that unpaid carers will be one of the key target groups.
The Scheme will enable unpaid carers to enjoy a 2-3-night subsidised overnight break or day out in Scotland. The Scheme offers a contribution towards an overnight stay in a bed and breakfast, camping/ holiday park, guest house, hotel or hostel or day visit activities in Scotland.
Carer Centres across Scotland have been invited to operate the Scheme locally.
The Scheme will open for applications from 20 September 2021 . Breaks can taken up to 31 December 2022.
If you would like to find out more about how you can access a break through the ScotSpirit Holiday Voucher Scheme visit:
Contact Western Isles Community Care Forum for further information and an application form.