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, June 23, 2009 - 00:00

Carers of West Lothian, network member of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, has received a life transitions grant of £190,791 over three years from the Big Lottery Fund, to finance its ‘Supporting Older People New to Caring’ project.

West Lothian is predicted to have the fastest growing population of older people of any local authority area in Scotland. The project will reach 500 people over 50 who are new to their caring role or who are experiencing a change in their caring role.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009 - 00:00

The Princess Royal Trust Greater Pollok Carers’ Centre has received a Big Lottery Fund grant of £374,678 to access and support hidden young carers in the Greater Pollok area of Glasgow.
The project will reach 280 carers between the ages of 7 and 20 who have previously not requested help due to fear of interaction by the authorities if caring responsibilities are discovered.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 00:00

Local carers’ charity is celebrating 21 years of supporting carers in the Borough

Carers Lewisham will mark their 21 years of supporting local carers when HRH The Princess Royal will join the celebrations during her visit to the centre on Thursday 28th May 2009.

As President of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, of which Carers Lewisham has been affiliated for the last decade, HRH The Princess Royal will hear during her visit how local carers look after relatives or friends who are sick, disabled, frail or have a mental health or substance misuse problem.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 - 00:00

Ditching the evil weed the Easyway and benefiting their health and pockets at the same time is the aim behind a stop smoking initiative for carers in West Dunbartonshire.

The Princess Royal Trust West Dunbartonshire Carers Centre in Clydebank and Allen Carr’s Easyway To Stop Smoking are to run a one-day course for carers who smoke.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 - 00:00

HRH The Princess Royal, President, The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, will attend the RB Farquhar Summer Ball at Harthill Castle, Oyne, Insch, Aberdeenshire.

Founded by HRH The Princess Royal in 1991, The Princess Royal Trust for Carers currently helps almost 50,000 carers in Scotland – including 3,500 young carers – cope by giving them information, support and advice through its network of 29 carers’ centres, young carers’ services and interactive websites.

Monday, April 27, 2009 - 00:00

Beautiful paintings, fine food and the very best of Scottish scenery – all will combine in May to benefit carers in North Argyll.

John Lowrie Morrison’s annual art exhibition aboard the MV Isle of Mull takes place on 8 May. The ‘Steamer Dreaming – From Oban to Tobermory and Iona’ cruise on board the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry is in its eighth year. The boat sails from Oban to Colonsay and back again to launch the exhibition and guests can view the paintings, admire the scenery and enjoy a sumptuous three-course dinner.

Monday, April 20, 2009 - 00:00

The much awaited “Manual for Measures of Caring Activities and Outcomes for Children and Young People” has been launched by The Princess Royal Trust for Carers. The “hands on” manual is intended to provide researchers and practitioners in the field of caring with relevant and accessible tools for the evaluation of caring activities and caring outcomes in young carers. This pioneering and exciting development is a major advance in outcome-based work with young carers and their families.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 - 00:00

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal is to visit Dalmellington to open a unique, new centre dedicated to the needs of carers.

The centre – Dalmellington House – is for unpaid carers in the rural Dalmellington and Doon Valley areas and it will be run by the Princess Royal Trust East Ayrshire Carers’ Centre.

Monday, March 30, 2009 - 00:00

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers launches the first dedicated website in helping experts support unpaid family carers.

All professionals who work with unpaid adult and young carers now have access to the latest quality information, news and resources to help them identify and support carers through their work with the launch of a new website today by The Princess Royal Trust for Carers – www.carers.org/professionals.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 01:00

Young carers across Scotland are to get a unique opportunity to express themselves, thanks to money seized from criminals.

The CashBack for Communities scheme reinvests money taken from the proceeds of serious and organised crime back into local communities. Scotland’s Culture Minister Michael Russell has committed £1.2 million from the scheme to an 18-month Creative Identities project in partnership with Scottish Screen and the Scottish Arts Council.