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, March 12, 2009 - 00:00

The biggest carers’ charity calls on walkers to take part in the London Thames Walk

The London Thames Walk will kick off Carers Week on Saturday 6th June 2009 at 10:30am, as once again, hundreds of walkers will pound the streets of the Southbank in aid of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 00:00

With more than five million carers of working age, and 290,000 between the ages of 16 and 24, an increasing number of carers are missing out on opportunities for learning and work due to their caring responsibilities.

For the majority of carers wishing to return to education, the barriers are overwhelming, leaving carers without opportunity to gain further qualifications for return to work or even access to recreational study.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 00:00

Stop wishing for fabulous designer items and get swishing with life-style gurus, Fifi and Ally, at a unique Glasgow eco-chic fund-raising party in aid of young carers.

Join the growing trend for ethical fashion by recycling your wardrobe and raise money for The Princess Royal Trust for Carers at the glamorous clothes-swapping event that’s not only kinder to the environment – but also your purse!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 00:00

Individual budgets can greatly improve carers’ quality of life when compared with carers of people using conventional social services, new independent research has shown. They can allow carers more control and flexibility in their daily routines, and some carers said individual budgets also improved quality of life for the person they were looking after.

Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 00:00

Embrace your inner fashionata and enjoy an evening celebrating Scotland’s hottest new fashion talents, while contributing to a worthwhile cause, by attending Source Magazine’s Passion for Fashion Show in aid of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 00:00

The government has released its first National Dementia Strategy for England today. This Strategy sets out a work programme for the next five years to improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers. It also comes with £150 million of new investment in health and social care over the next two years to implement 17 identified objectives.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - 00:00

The Carers Poverty Protest Group has announced a day of protest on 22nd April 2009, due to take place in London and Edinburgh, aiming to highlight the continued lack of improvements to carers’ benefits, an issue about which many carers feel strongly.

Speaking on behalf of the Group, which is an independent grassroots movement representing a number of carers across the UK, spokesperson Tony Dennis notes: “Even if this venture does nothing but raise the public awareness of carer issues then it is a big step in the right direction.”

Friday, January 9, 2009 - 00:00

As Londoners fight the freeze, the Mayor of London today launched a new information campaign urging older Londoners and carers to claim the benefits they are entitled to - including those to help cut heating bills and keep warm.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 00:00

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers – Scotland’s largest provider of services for carers through its 29 network members - is urgently calling for the Government and statutory services to help create more joined up services for young and adult carers, together with the creation of specialist projects for young adult carers between 16-24 years. This follows the publication of new research which provides an insight into the lives of the 290,000 young adult carers in the UK which included a group of young adult carers from Glasgow and project workers in Scotland.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 00:00

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers – the UK’s largest provider of services for carers through its 144 network members - is urgently calling for the Government and statutory services to help create more joined up services for young and adult carers, together with the creation of specialist projects for young adult carers between 16-24 years. This follows the publication of new research, carried out by The University of Nottingham, which provides an insight into the lives of the 290,000 young adult carers in the UK.