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, April 3, 2014 - 17:15

Carers Trust, the UK’s largest charity for carers, has finalised the first tranche of grants to provide services for young adult carers. The 21 grants average £43,000 each.

The grants to carers’ centres and schemes are the first to be awarded in the About Time programme, which aims to transform the lives of 20,000 young adult carers aged 14 to 25 across the UK and Isle of Man. In total there will be at least 50 grants awarded over the next two years, directly benefiting over 4,500 young adult carers.

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 10:51
Carers Trust are delighted that The National Gardens Scheme (NGS), one of our longest standing and most generous supporters, will continue to support us with a £350,000 grant in 2014. So far over £2m has been raised to support carers in England and Wales and this invaluable support will help us to reach out to one million carers by 2018.
 
Every year between March and October, people volunteer to open their private garden to the public enabling NGS to raise money.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 12:24

Wilmslow-based Stuart Taylor, trustee of the UK’s largest carers charity, Carers Trust, has been voted runner up in the category of ‘Trustee of the Year’ in the National Charity Staff Foundation Awards at a prestigious event last week.

The awards are to recognise the work of individual charity staff and volunteers. With 800,000 trustees across the UK supporting charities, it is fabulous recognition for Stuart and for Carers Trust.

Monday, March 17, 2014 - 12:43

We would like to invite your readers to join us in supporting some very worthwhile causes, whilst enjoying a large family garden and socialising over a cup of tea or coffee and a slice of home made cake.

Monday, March 3, 2014 - 13:13
Fifteen unpaid young carers from all over Northern Ireland are flying in to see Preston North End FC play Walsall, tour the ground and meet Northern Irish international and Preston player David Buchanan this Saturday, 1st March. 
 
In the season where PNE’s shirts sport the Carers Trust name, the group are thrilled to be visiting the famous club.
Monday, February 24, 2014 - 14:37

Young carers will meet ministers this week to celebrate their success in gaining major changes to the law after years of campaigning to improve their lives.

More than 30 young carers will meet Children and Families Minister Edward Timpson and Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb on Tuesday (25 February), to discuss how best the changes to the Children and Families Bill and Care Bill can be implemented.

Monday, February 17, 2014 - 01:00

Rank employees banged a gong for carers to mark the start of a new partnership to raise money for Carers Trust, the largest charity for carers.

Coronation Street actor Antony Cotton launched the partnership on Valentine’s Day by hitting a giant heart-shaped piñata as employees at Rank’s Mecca clubs and Grosvenor Casinos across the UK announced plans to participate in a whole range of fundraising events. In the coming months, they will be hosting raffles, lucky dips, karaoke evenings and a variety of competitions and other interactive events.

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 12:53

Working with nef consulting (new economics foundation) and carers, Carers Trust have created a Social Return on Investment toolkit to demonstrate the true value of a carers break. Thea Stein, CEO of Carers Trust says “Following the introduction of the Social Value Act 2013, there has never been a better time to work with the principles of Social Return on Investment to evaluate and demonstrate the real contribution that breaks services make”.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 22:01

Thousands of carers who miss out on advice, information and support are being sought as part of the Carers Week Quest.

Carers Trust has joined forces with other organisations in a bid to improve the support received by the UK’s seven million carers.

As part of Carers Week, which takes place between 9 and 15 June, the charity will encourage communities and organisations to work together to reach as many carers as possible.

The week was officially launched by Care Minister Norman Lamb in Westminster on 12 February and was attended by national charity supporters.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 01:00

Dr Moira Fraser, Carers Trust Director of Policy and Research, said:

“The Government’s amendment to the Children and Families Bill will give parent carers of disabled children stronger rights to support, in line with recent changes for other carers. It is hugely welcome after months of uncertainty about whether parent carers would be left behind.