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.

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.
 
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 11:26
Carers Trust, the UK’s largest carers’ charity, is today calling on the government not to punish or stigmatise young carers who are absent from school. 
 
New research from the Department for Education says “even short breaks from school can reduce a pupil’s chances of succeeding at school by as much as a quarter” and highlights “the importance of clamping down on pupil absence to ensure more pupils regularly attend sch
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 11:56
26 February 2015
 
Dr Moira Fraser, Director of Policy and Research, said:
 
“The Better Care Fund was an opportunity for health and social care to support carers, not the other way around. We have been concerned that by focussing on preventing hospital admissions this will result in the exclusion of other forms of support.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 10:15
People caring for their sick and disabled family members are set to benefit from a new club designed specifically for carers.
 
CarerSmart is the first club of its kind and is launched today by Carers Trust, the UK’s largest charity for carers.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 15:00
10 February 2015
 
Carers trust charity awarded £500k fundraising boost
 
Rank Group employees are celebrating after helping to raise a whopping £500,000 for Carers Trust, the UK’s largest charity for carers.
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.