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.

Friday, September 5, 2014 - 00:01
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
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 10:53
Olswang,  the international Technology, Media and Telecommunications law firm, has announced a two year partnership with Carers Trust to help the charity support the UK’s 7m unpaid carers who often sacrifice their lives caring for their loved ones. 
 
The initiative is part of Olswang’s international partnerships programme, where each of the firm’s eight international offices works with local charity partners to raise funds and share skills and knowledge.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 17:07
Charity staff are hoping that a new programme will help them to get a head start in improving their services for carers.
 
The new mentoring programme aims to bring business leaders into services for carers so they can use their expertise to help the services to thrive and grow.
 
Leaders in the worlds of industry, pharmaceuticals, nursing, social care and the  public sector are among those who have already joined the programme and volunteered to mentor the ser
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 00:01
More than four in ten (42%) of the UK’s unpaid carers are male, dispelling the stereotype that caring is a female issue, according to a new report launched today 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.
 
The report ‘Husband, Dad, Son, Partner, Carer?’ was commissioned by Carers Trust to look into the
Monday, July 14, 2014 - 11:14

Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, President of Carers Trust, will visit the Carers Support Centre, Redcombe Lane, Brigg on Wednesday 16th July 2014 to mark the 25th Anniversary of the organisation.  Her Royal Highness will meet the Chairman, Carers Support, Mrs Jan Clift-Williams and Chief Executive, Carers Support, Mr Mike Humphries who will accompany her throughout the visit.

During the visit, Her Royal Highness will meet trustees, funders, staff, volunteers and carers.

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 09:52
Carers Trust welcomes Nick Clegg’s proposal that unpaid carers caring for more than 35h hours per week will receive an annual bonus. We hope this will only be part of their plans to meet the needs of carers better and that carers’ issues will be at the heart of the Liberal Democrat manifesto.  
 
More needs to be done to support all unpaid carers. We need to make sure that the Care Act is properly implemented and that social care funding is a priority.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 11:00
Despite saving the country billions of pounds, young people who provide unpaid care for friends and family are often left struggling at college and university without the support they need.
 
Research by Carers Trust and The University of Nottingham reveals that young adult carers often struggle at college and university because of their caring role.
Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 10:46
Every school and college in the UK is being urged to take part in the first ever Young Carers Awareness Day this Friday (June 13).
 
During Carers Week all schools and colleges will be asked to do some kind of activity to raise awareness and understanding of the issues faced by young carers.
 
Many young carers are under a lot of strain because they are constantly juggling family, school and personal life and often feel they lack the support they desperately need.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 09:46

It’s a well-known fact that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but a new survey commissioned by national charity Carers Trust shows that 56% of Britons surveyed who eat breakfast on a weekday spend 10 minutes or less preparing and eating breakfast during the week and more than one in three (39%) who eat breakfast on a weekend spend 10 minutes or less at the weekend. Almost two in ten (19%) of men and 11% of women don’t normally eat anything at all for breakfast on a weekday.

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 15:26

Tens of thousands of children providing unpaid care for parents, siblings and family members will be prevented from slipping under the radar of teachers in classrooms up and down the country - because of a far-reaching new schools programme.

The Children’s Society and Carers Trust worked alongside other charities to launch the Young Carers in Schools Programme, providing education staff with resources and training to make sure young carers get vital support.