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.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 01:01
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 - 14:19
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 - 15:26
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 - 14:28
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
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.