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, January 27, 2015 - 18:33
29 January 2015
 
As the UK’s largest carers’ charity Carers Trust launches a new website and online community for young carers, new research has shown the shocking effect needing to care for parents or siblings has on the wellbeing of young people who care for others.
 
The research with over 350 unpaid young carers from carers groups around the country compares the findings with a YouGov poll of 457 non-carers* aged 8-15.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 11:16
14 January 2015
 
Moira Fraser, Interim Chief Executive, Carers Trust, said:
 
“More needs to be done to support all unpaid carers. The Care Act, for the first time, puts carers on an equal footing to the people they care for. However, without additional funding for social care, carers will still not receive the necessary support. We need all political parties to grasp the nettle and commit to more funding for social care.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 14:00
13 January 2015
 
Moira Fraser, Interim Chief Executive, Carers Trust, said:
 
"Disabled people, older people and the family members who care for them depend on care workers who are highly skilled, well supported and paid fairly for the job they do.
Friday, December 12, 2014 - 11:54
12 December 2014
 
London employees from international law firm, Nabarro have chosen to support Carers Trust as their Charity of the Year 2015.
 
As well as taking part in many fundraising activities including quizzes, book sales, bake-offs and the annual ‘Battle of the Bands’ event, Nabarro’s employees will also be participating in various volunteering opportunities for Carers Trust, such as skills sharing, mentoring and offering an extra pair of hands at local carers services.<
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 14:01
4 December 2014
 
Dr Moira Fraser, interim chief executive of Carers Trust, the UK’s largest charity for carers, said:
 
“Unpaid carers depend on high quality care for the person with care needs so that they can take a break.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 17:08

3 December 2014

Dr Moira Fraser, interim chief executive of Carers Trust, the UK’s largest charity for carers, said:

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 13:06
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 - 11:14
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 - 14:48

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

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 13:58
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.