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, December 10, 2008 - 01:00

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.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008 - 01:00

Carole Cochrane has been appointed to the role of chief executive for one of the UK’s leading carers organisations; The Princess Royal Trust for Carers. The term of appointment started on December 1st 2008.

Carole will have overall responsibility for developing and achieving The Trust’s strategic aims and objectives; leadership and management of the organisations structure; financial planning and income generation; communications, reputation and external relationships and enhancement of The Trust’s profile.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 - 00:00

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers (PRTC) and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) have launched a new guide: Supporting Carers: An action guide for general practitioners and their teams.

This new guide, funded by the PRTC, aims to demonstrate how GPs are able to build upon their existing good practice in recognising and supporting unpaid family carers in their practices.

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 00:00

Kirsten O’Brien, TV presenter of Smart and Help! Teachers Coming to Stay, is inviting the country’s young carers - anyone under 18 looking after a sick or disabled loved-one - to show their creative flare by designing a Christmas card on the theme ‘What does Christmas mean to you?’ for the charity The Princess Royal Trust for Carers. The winning design will be used on the charity’s annual Christmas card to help to raise money for their work in supporting carers. Kirsten will select one lucky winner and two runners-up and each will win an iPod Shuffle.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008 - 00:00

Over five million people doing amazing work as carers - The Princess Royal Trust for Carers welcomes Brown’s tribute

Monday, September 8, 2008 - 00:00

Action for M.E. has developed a questionnaire for carers about the recent Welfare Reform Green Paper, 'No one written off: reforming welfare to reward responsibility'. The online questionnaire was developed in association with The Princess Royal Trust for Carers and in consultation with people with M.E.

Monday, September 1, 2008 - 00:00

At the end of next week, 500 young carers from all over Scotland will meet MSPs and key decision makers at the Young Carers Festival to say what services they need and how they should be delivered.

The young carers will seize the opportunity to tell MSPs what must be done to make it easier for them to cope and to enable them to realise their potential at home, at school and in the future.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008 - 00:00

Dear Editor,
Looking after a loved-one who is sick, disabled or frail is not easy – it can be physically hard, emotionally draining and very isolating. In a recent study up to 77% of unpaid family carers say that their health and well-being is worse off as a result of caring. Often the person that carers turn to for support is their GP. This support can vary greatly from practice to practice and yet it can make all the difference to carers.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - 00:00

Launching the first ever National Young Carers Coalition:
Working Together for Young Carers, Disabled Parents and their Families

A group of leading voluntary sector organisations have come together to launch the first ever National Young Carers Coalition.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008 - 00:00

If you are an unpaid family carer who has an amazingly supportive GP then enter them in this year’s Simplyhealth Carers’ Choice Award