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.

Sunday, April 19, 2009 - 23:00

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.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 - 23:00

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.

Sunday, March 29, 2009 - 23:00

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 –

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 00:00

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.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 00:00

Independent report highlights young carers’ projects save millions in support services

Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 00:00

HRH The Princess Royal is visiting Richmond Carers’ Centre on 17th March 2009 to meet with adult and young carers who look after a loved-one with an illness or disability..

As President of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, of which Richmond Carers’ Centre is affiliated, The Princess Royal has worked for many years to promote the contribution of the UK’s six million carers, who often face a life of poverty, isolation and stress.

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.