Press Releases

Below are the most recent press releases sent out by The Trust. If you'd like to know more about any of the issues concerned, then contact the Press Team.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 12:06
18 November 2014
Gail Scott-Spicer is to join Carers Trust in February as its new chief executive.
She brings with her a wealth of experience drawn from 20 years of working in both the public and voluntary sectors.
A former deputy chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, she has led teams delivering all aspects of finance, HR, IT and marketing and communications and was part of a senio
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 10:14
10 November 2014
Crossroads Care is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year – and it’s come a long way since the days that made it synonymous with the former television soap opera.
The programme, which ran from 1964 until 1988, may have ended more than 25 years ago, but the legacy of the popular show lives on through hundreds of carers services across the UK.
As the services gather in Birmingham this week (10 No
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 13:48

Dr Moira Fraser, interim chief executive, Carers Trust said:

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 12:58
Young carers from across the country are meeting government ministers and health and care leaders today (Thursday, October 30), to urge them to do more to identify and support the 166,000 children and teenagers1 in England who care for a family member.
The meeting, planned by 45 teenage carers, comes three years into an NHS pledge to allocate £400 million to improve carer support by 2015.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 11:22
Dr Moira Fraser, interim chief executive of Carers Trust, said:
“NHS England’s plans to pay GPs £55  for dementia diagnosis demonstrates their commitment to addressing under-diagnosis of dementia in England, which is welcome.
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 00:01
42% of the UK’s unpaid carers are male, dispelling the myth that carers are mostly female
Four in ten male carers in employment are working AND caring for more than 40 hours a week, according to a report by Carers Trust and the Men’s Health Forum. 
The report ‘Husband, Partner, Dad, Son, Carer?’ was commissioned by Carers Trust, the largest charity for carers in the UK and the Men’s Health Forum, the charity that works to improve men’s health services and the health of men, to look into the experiences and needs
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 13:19
Dr Moira Fraser, interim chief executive of Carers Trust, said:
“Increasing the weekly threshold for Carer’s Allowance from £102 to £110 is welcome news and means that those on the minimum wage can work at least 16 hours a week and still receive the allowance. However, many carers who work or are in education will continue to be ineligible and still struggle on without any extra financial support. 
“More still needs to be done to support all unpaid carers.
Monday, September 29, 2014 - 14:26
Britain’s Best Breakfast, a national fundraising campaign to help support unpaid carers received a boost today as it was announced that the South West Trains – Network Rail Alliance has pledged its support for the campaign.
The train company has agreed to support the campaign by donating £10,000 to the cause.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 13:28
Dr Moira Fraser, interim chief executive of Carers Trust, the UK’s largest charity for carers, said:
“Labour’s proposals to place a duty on the NHS to identify carers and give them a right to an annual health check are welcome steps towards ensuring carers are better supported.
“More needs to be done to support all unp
Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 23:01
As young people start to return to study after the summer break, a report by Carers Trust, the largest charity for unpaid carers, shows that one quarter (26%) of young adult carers (YAC’s) aged 14-25 have experienced bullying at school because of their caring role.
Over two thirds of young carers aged 8-16 surveyed  say that they have been bullied.
The report – 'Young Adult Carers at School’ comes as Carers Trust launches its first eve