On the 6th of February 2020, Mytime was featured on BBC North West Tonight, celebrating the new funding from the RSA for the project. The feature included a carer and user of the service, as well as two of the hoteliers who provide breaks for carers, and Hazel Brown the head of our Carers' services. Mytime provides unpaid carers with breaks donated by local businesses such as overnight hotel stays, afternoon teas and theatre tickets. Thanks to the RSA funding, Mytime will be working in partnership with Hitch Marketing to co-create a digital application to facilitate breaks in other geographic areas.
On the program, Barbara McGinn a carer and volunteer with Mytime talks about how beneficial Mytime breaks are for carers and how helpful they can be for their health and wellbeing:
It makes you see you are not just a carer, you suddenly become yourself, and it lasts a few days that upliftment, it really is an 'upliftment,' it’s fabulous. Barbara, Carer.
Paul Cunningham, Revenue Manager at Hotel Indigo and Mike Dewey, Manager at Leasowe Castle spoke about their role in donating breaks - two of the 62 businesses which donate breaks including hotels, restaurants, theatres, football clubs, music venues and race courses.
To watch the broadcast visit this link and jump to 16:10.
Read more information about the RSA funding here:
A huge thank you to everyone who took part in the broadcast and to the team at Hotel Indigo for hosting us.