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, 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

Tuesday, August 5, 2008 - 00:00

Nominate your GP surgery or PCT/CHP/LHB in the Simplyhealth Caring Awards 2008

Thursday, July 24, 2008 - 00:00

Director of Policy and Communications at The Royal Princess Trust for Carers, Alex Fox, has delivered a speech to an ippr policy seminar on individual budgets.

At the seminar, “A Budgets Report: The risks and opportunities of personal budgets”, experts examined the risks and potential of personal budgets across care and welfare services.

Friday, June 20, 2008 - 00:00

Barbara Rafferty to speak at AGM and meet carers for lunch beforehand

The former Chief Constable of Strathclyde Police, Sir William Rae, has been nominated to take the Chair of the Management Committee of The Princess Royal Trust Helensburgh and Lomond Carers' Project. He will formally be put forward for appointment at their AGM on Tuesday 24 June.