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, February 11, 2014 - 22:01

Thousands of carers who miss out on advice, information and support are being sought as part of the Carers Week Quest.

Carers Trust has joined forces with other organisations in a bid to improve the support received by the UK’s seven million carers.

As part of Carers Week, which takes place between 9 and 15 June, the charity will encourage communities and organisations to work together to reach as many carers as possible.

The week was officially launched by Care Minister Norman Lamb in Westminster on 12 February and was attended by national charity supporters.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 01:00

Dr Moira Fraser, Carers Trust Director of Policy and Research, said:

“The Government’s amendment to the Children and Families Bill will give parent carers of disabled children stronger rights to support, in line with recent changes for other carers. It is hugely welcome after months of uncertainty about whether parent carers would be left behind.

Monday, January 20, 2014 - 15:08

The Government’s commitment to improve support for carers of people with mental health conditions will be a major boost to more than a million unpaid carers if changes are put into practice and commissioners implement the guidance.
Carers Trust has been working with health and social care professionals through its Triangle of Care scheme which sets out key areas in which they can include and support carers in order to benefit them, the professional and the person with ill health.

Monday, January 20, 2014 - 15:06

The challenging lives of carers of people living with dementia could be transformed if a guide being launched in Parliament today was implemented and followed everywhere, says Carers Trust and Royal College of Nursing (RCN).

Salford and Eccles Labour MP Hazel Blears, vice chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia, will host an event to launch the Triangle of Care for dementia guide which demonstrates how dementia care can be improved.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 13:15

Proposed new guidance on funding will help ensure that carers are supported 

Carers Trust, the largest charity for carers, today welcomes proposed new guidance from NHS England on carers breaks which will give more carers the opportunity to take a much needed break.

The new guidance highlights how the Better Care Fund, announced at the Spending Review in June, includes £130million which must be spent  specifically on supporting carers and prioritised by commissioners as part of the drive to integrate health and social care services. 

Monday, December 16, 2013 - 16:56

Carers Trust, the largest charity for carers and a member of the Care and Support Alliance, is very concerned by the findings of the new study by the London School of Economics.

Half a million older and disabled people who would have received social care five years ago, now receive no local support. This means that there is more pressure on carers and families to provide support.

Failure to address this social care funding crisis leaves carers and families picking up the pieces.

Friday, December 13, 2013 - 15:46
Below, is a copy of our open letter to David Cameron, published today in Total Politics...
 
Dear Mr Cameron
 
Carers Trust, the largest charity for carers, welcomed the announcement of an increase in funding for dementia research at the recent G8 Dementia Summit.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 17:15
Carers Trust, the largest charity for carers, welcomes the announcement by the Prime Minister today of an increase in funding for dementia research, at the G8 Dementia Summit. A cure for dementia is vital for future generations as well as those currently diagnosed with this condition.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 12:38
Carers Trust and The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) have today published a new guide to improve the medical care of people with dementia by improving the involvement of their carers.
 
The Triangle of Care model is made up of six key standards which aim to improve the collaboration between carers and health care workers, which has been shown to improve the care received by patients with dementia.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 15:25
Carers Trust, the largest charity for carers has signed the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association’s Charter in recognition of the rights and priorities of people living with MND and their carers.
 
MND kills five people every day, with half of people dying with 14 months of diagnosis. This terminal disease can affect any adult at any age.