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, August 18, 2015 - 10:30
20,000 young adults across the UK who provide unpaid care for their family and loved ones are set to have their lives transformed by a major funding boost from the UK’s largest charity for unpaid carers, Carers Trust. 
 
More than £750,000 has been awarded to the charity’s ‘Time for Change’ grant programme, funded by The Co-operative Group, which will enable the charity to assist local projects across the UK who target young adult carers aged 14-25.
 
The grant programme aims to help young adult care
Monday, August 10, 2015 - 15:27
Responding to the statement from Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector for Adult Social Care, on the recent decline in quality of care for older people in England, Gail Scott-Spicer, Chief Executive of Carers Trust said:
 
“The statement from the Chief Inspector, whilst undoubtedly alarming, should also be seen as an opportunity for our government. It’s clear that care workers and unpaid carers alike are passionate about what they do and desperately want to provide the best help they can for the people they care for.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 10:09
A hidden army of dads are not only caring for their sick or disabled child but also for another family member or friend, a survey by Carers Trust and the Men’s Health Forum reveals.
 
The study showed that 46% of the men surveyed were not only caring for a young or adult child, but were also caring for their wives or partners, their own parents or more than one of their children, according to their joint report Dads Care T
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 12:54
Responding to claims that the Living Wage could harm the care sector, Dr Moira Fraser, director of policy and research for Carers Trust, said:
 
“The UK Homecare Association’s letter echoes  Carers Trust’s own concerns about the future of home care.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 10:13
As thoughts turn to summer holidays for many of us, new research reveals that less than a third (32%) of the UK’s seven million unpaid carers expect to go on any kind of holiday this year.
 
Over two thirds  (68%) of carers quizzed said they would not be going on holiday this year, half haven’t had a holiday for between one and five years, and a further quarter haven’t been away at all in the last five years.
 
Friday, July 17, 2015 - 13:57
Dr Moira Fraser, Director of Policy and Research for Carers Trust, said: 
 
“Today’s announcement that the proposed cap on care charges has been delayed until 2020 is the right thing to do. Social care is in crisis and this must be addressed before a cap can be introduced. Carers and the people they care for are not getting the support they need from services.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 14:52
Gail Scott-Spicer, Chief Executive of Carers Trust, said: 
 
“Carers Trust welcomes the Chancellor’s pledge to protect the vital benefits paid directly to disabled and older people and to carers. However, other aspects of today’s Budget significantly undermined that commitment.
 
“By further reducing the Benefit Cap, the Chancellor is cutting off vital sources of financial support available to a group of carers that help them meet the costs of care whilst paying for their rent, food, and fuel.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 14:24
Responding to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s announcement of a new carers’ strategy, Gail Scott-Spicer, chief executive of Carers Trust, said:
 
“The Secretary of State’s announcement of a new carers’ strategy is a positive step towards showing the government’s commitment to the millions of unpaid carers in England looking after their sick or disabled family and friends.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 00:01
A new fund set up to bring together health and social care and benefit unpaid carers is resulting in huge inconsistency in support, says leading charity Carers Trust.
 
The charity examined 45 of the 151 plans developed by Health and Wellbeing Boards, the bodies charged with implementing the £130 million Better Care Fund, to look at how they plan to use the fund to improve the support they give to carers.
 
Friday, June 12, 2015 - 10:38
Dr Moira Fraser, Director of Policy and Research, Carers Trust responding to the National Audit Office report on Care Act first-phase reform said:
 
“Carers Trust welcomes the NAO’s report, but we still need to know if carers are getting access to assessments and support. Without evidence of what exactly local authorities are doing in implementing the Care Act we cannot assess if carers are feeling the benefits of new rights.