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 15, 2014 - 14:26

Tens of thousands of children providing unpaid care for parents, siblings and family members will be prevented from slipping under the radar of teachers in classrooms up and down the country - because of a far-reaching new schools programme.

The Children’s Society and Carers Trust worked alongside other charities to launch the Young Carers in Schools Programme, providing education staff with resources and training to make sure young carers get vital support.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 13:25

Carers Trust and Carers UK respond to launch of NHS England carer pledge

In a joint statement responding to the launch of NHS England’s Commitment to Carers, Carers UK and Carers Trust, the UK’s leading carers organisations, said:

“We warmly welcome the NHS’s commitment to carers which for the first time sets out a plan to respond to the needs of the growing number of carers caring unpaid for ill, frail or disabled family and friends.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 11:28

Research by Carers Trust and Nottingham University shows that young people providing unpaid care for friends and family have many fewer opportunities in education and the workplace as a result.

Almost half who had left full time education were unemployed. Over half (54%) felt that they would have got better grades at school if it was not for their caring role and 87% felt that they had not received good career advice at school, and that the advice did not take into account their caring role.

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 09:03
To mark the launch of a new website and online community specifically designed for unpaid young adult carers, the UK’s largest carers’ charity, Carers Trust, has commissioned a poll from YouGov to find out what people would be most prepared to give up if they had to become carers for a family member or friend. 
 
The poll of 2,400 adults found that 20% of respondents were most prepared to give up their social life – second only to those most prepared to give up travelling or going on holiday (21%).
Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 16:15

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 - 09:51
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 - 11:24

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 - 11:43

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 - 12:13
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 - 13:37

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.