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.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 00:00

Local carers’ charity is celebrating 10 years of supporting carers in the Borough

Star of TV and film, Pam Ferris, whose credits include Harry Potter, Rosemary and Thyme and The Darling Buds of May, will join in the celebrations to mark the 10 year anniversary of Carers’ Support Bexley supporting local carers on Tuesday 22 September 2009.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 00:00

Fife Carers hosted a warm welcome this week when HRH The Princess Royal took time out to visit the local Carer’s Centre (DATE).

During the visit, The Princess Royal met with the Carers' Centre Manager Mary Stewart and Florence Burke, the Director for Scotland for The Princess Royal Trust for Carers also taking the opportunity to chat to the centre's staff, its committee members and to two local carers, Dave Lister and Nancy Beveridge who have contributed their time to the centre. In addition, HRH met with Jean Croly who is a former carer who now helps out at the centre.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 00:00

More than 60 young carers met with HRH The Princess Royal earlier this month when she visited Tain. As part of her visit to the Highland town, The Princess Royal took time to chat to young carers from the Connecting Young Carers project (which supports young carers from all over the Highland area) at Tain Parish Church Hall.

The Princess Royal spent more than an hour at the project, talking to each young carer while they took part in drama, film making, animation, graffiti art, social networking and First Aid lessons.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 00:00

Still Game star Sanjeev Kohli, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, BBC Scotland drama, radio and learning production teams and politicians joined more than 400 young carers from all over Scotland for festival fun in the Scottish Borders over the weekend.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 - 00:00

Staff at Markel (UK) Limited, one of the UK’s leading specialist social welfare insurers, took time out on Friday to support The Princess Royal Trust for Carers’ “24/7” initiative.

This particular day, the 24th day of the seventh month of the year, was chosen by the charity to highlight the fact that many carers are never off duty and often care for their loved ones 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 00:00

Caring for a loved-one can often be a 24 hours a day, seven day a week role with little respite and no payment.

On 24 July (or 24/7) staff at Glasgow wine bar and restaurant fifi & ally, along with their colleagues in sister coffee house chain Beanscene, created a unique ‘24/7’ fundraising initiative in aid of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers –the UK’s largest charity that supports unpaid adult and young carers.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 00:00

Today the Government outlined the long-awaited Care and Support green paper, calling for a much-needed reform to care services in England.

Secretary of State for Health Andy Burnham highlighted the need for revision, calling on “a care system that people can depend upon” and noting the need to address the inconsistencies that lie within the current legislation.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 00:00

A new initiative created by The Princess Royal Trust for Carers in conjunction with Classic Lodge Hotels will provide nearly 200 carers from The Princess Royal Trust for Carers network of Carers Centres with a luxury full-board break this summer.

The four night Monday–Friday breaks will be available at Bagden Hall, West Yorkshire; Marshall Meadows, Berwick-upon-Tweed and Grovefield House, Buckinghamshire. Carers will be able to enjoy a programme which includes trips out, evening activities and the opportunity to relax and enjoy time away from their caring commitments.

Monday, June 29, 2009 - 00:00

A radio documentary featuring unpaid carers from all over Scotland picked up a major prize at a recent radio awards ceremony.

The 27th Sony Radio Academy Awards on 11 May presented broadcaster Edi Stark with the Sony Gold Award prize for her programme The Investigation: Never Too Old to Care, which was broadcast in December 2008 and repeated in May of this year.

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.