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, May 28, 2015 - 16:37
Responding to the Queen’s Speech, Dr Moira Fraser, Director of Policy and Research at Carers Trust said:
“Carers Trust welcomes today’s commitment from the government to continue with the integration of health and social care, which, if done well, could improve the lives of carers and their families. 
“We are concerned, however, that without adequate funding, these good intentions could be undermined.
Friday, May 8, 2015 - 11:46
Commenting on the outcome of the general election, Gail Scott-Spicer, Chief Executive of Carers Trust, said:
"On behalf of Carers Trust, thank you to all our supporters and members who campaigned with us during this election to get the issues that matter to unpaid carers of all ages on to the political agenda.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 14:18
A new national award has recognised 15 schools across the country for their work with young carers. Hundreds more schools are expected to receive awards this summer. 
Launched today following a successful pilot phase, the Young Carers in Schools programme offers schools step-by-step guidance, practical tools and training opportunities to support pupils and students who have caring responsibilities.
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 14:41
Responding to publication of party manifestos, Dr Moira Fraser, Director of Policy and Research, 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.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 10:03
Commenting on the implementation today of the new Children and Families Act and Care Act, Dr Moira Fraser, Director of Policy and Research at Carers Trust, said:
“Today is a significant day for England’s 5.5 million carers of all ages. By giving them the same rights as the people they care for, the Children and Families Act and Care Act send a clear message: carers play a crucial and often very testing role in supporting their friends and family and this needs to be reflected in the help they receive from their local council.
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 11:22
Carers Trust are delighted that The National Gardens Scheme (NGS), one of our longest standing and most generous supporters will continue to support is in 2015. So far over £2.6m has been raised to support carers in England and Wales.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 16:55
Responding to the announcement of this year’s winners of the Pupil Premium Awards, Laura Bennett, Policy Manager for Young Carers and Young Adult Carers, said:
“On behalf of Carers Trust I’d like to congratulate all the winners of this year’s Pupil Premium Awards. To date these payments have achieved a great deal in supporting the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.
“However, pupil premium has the potential to do much more in helping support an often hidden group – young carers.
Friday, March 20, 2015 - 12:04
In response to today’s publication of research from the BBC and Community Care which shows that mental health spending has declined by 8% since 2010, Ruth Hannan, Policy and Development Manager at Carers Trust said:
"Carers Trust welcomes the BBC's independent research into NHS mental health spending. Carers of people with serious mental health problems have been badly affected by cuts in health funding.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 18:45
In response to today’s Budget Dr Moira Fraser, Director of Policy and Research, Carers Trust said:
“We are pleased to see that the Government in today’s Budget has pledged more funding to support mental health services for children. Our own research shows that young and young adult carers' mental health can suffer as a result of their caring role, so this funding may go some way to support them.
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 12:57
Carers Trust, the largest charity for carers, has been awarded a grant of £255,000 to fund its drive to recruit senior volunteer business mentors.
The grant from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation will be allocated over three years and will help the local network of charities supported by Carers Trust to combat the financial challenges they face, supporting them to survive and grow in order to meet the needs of more carers locally.