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, 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.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008 - 00:00

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.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 23:00

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.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 - 23:00

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.

Monday, September 22, 2008 - 23:00

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

Sunday, September 7, 2008 - 23:00

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.