Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 01:00
Carole Cochrane, Chief Executive at The Princess Royal Trust for Carers says: “The Personal Care at Home Bill will be offered only to those with the very highest needs, but at least it’s a start. That said, it would be tragic if political wrangling over the Bill got in the way of the promised White Paper on social care, originally due any day now. Our message to politicians is simple: social care in the UK isn’t provided by the NHS or councils, it’s provided by unpaid family carers.
Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 01:00
The Princess Royal Trust for Carers – the UK’s leading provider of carers’ support services – is calling on all political parties to recognise that they cannot deliver support for older and disabled people without unpaid carers.
Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 01:00
Local carers’ charity will receive the royal seal of approval when it is officially opened by the Princess
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal will visit City & Hackney Carers’ Centre to officially open their new premises in Dalston at 10:50am on Thursday 4 February 2010. The Princess will be unveiling a plaque to commemorate her visit.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 01:00
Sonya Roberts has been appointed to the role of Head of Communications for the UK’s leading provider of carers’ support services; The Princess Royal Trust for Carers. The term of appointment started on 5 January 2010.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 01:00
The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, the UK’s leading provider of carers’ support services, has appointed three new members of staff to the Fundraising Team. All the terms of appointment started on Tuesday 5 January 2010.
Monday, December 21, 2009 - 01:00
Direct Payments provide users and their carers with a flexible and personal service – but a lack of information limits their use across Scotland, according to a new report by The Princess Royal Trust for Carers.
Direct Payments are made by councils to people receiving social care services, instead of the council providing the service directly. Research into the use of Direct Payments in Scotland (and in particular, rural areas) showed that most users and their carers thought they provided a more flexible service than the equivalent local authority service.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009 - 01:00
The Princess Royal Trust for Carers is concerned that the NHS is to be given greater responsibility for social care under plans expected to be announced by the government in the coming days.
Carole Cochrane, Chief Executive at The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, says: “Any transfer of social care to the NHS from councils must not be at the expense of unpaid family carers.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 01:00
Scotland’s carers will be visiting their local MPs on Friday 4th December to highlight carer poverty and the inadequacy of the Carer’s Allowance as part of national Carers’ Rights Day.
Thursday, November 26, 2009 - 01:00
Two young carers had the experience of a lifetime recently when they acted as mascots for the Scotland Rugby team.
And Jonathan McNicol and Andrew Douglas (both 10) certainly brought good luck with them, as the Scotland team skillfully romped home with a 23-10 victory over Fiji on 14 November and a 9-8 defeat of Australia one week later.
Friday, November 20, 2009 - 01:00
The Princess Royal Trust for Carers is encouraged by the recent announcement from Sir Liam Donaldson, Chief Medical Officer and Roy Taylor, National Director for Social Care Flu Resilience at the Department of Health that carers are to be prioritised for vaccination against swine flu.