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, May 8, 2013 - 10:24

The largest UK carers charity, Carers Trust, today welcomed new rights for adult carers but expressed serious concern about unequal rights for young carers and parent carers.

The Care and Support Bill creates new duties to assess and meet the needs of adult carers, which will mean that for the first time carers will have the same rights as the person they are caring for. This is a significant and hugely welcome step. New duties to provide for information and advice and for preventative services will also help to ensure that carers are supported and can plan for the future.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 13:37

Carers Trust has just signed up as an official partner of the IIC Show, the trade & consumer event that actively promotes Inclusion, Independence and Choice for disabled people.

The IIC Show is SUPERSIZE Mixed Ability / Disability Exhibition for the general public, professionals, trade visitors and for anyone with an interest in the public, political and social aspects of disability.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 12:23

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, President of Carers Trust, attended a conference at Belsey Bridge Conference Centre, Ditchingham in Norfolk on Wednesday 17th April 2013 to celebrate the First Anniversary of Crossroads Care East Anglia.   The one-day conference, which involved around 75 delegates including 45 carers, discussed the information, support and access needs of carers throughout East Anglia. There are 7 million carers across the UK and 180,369[1] live in East Anglia.

Monday, April 15, 2013 - 09:59

Statement from Carers Trust on the government’s announcement to establish a bigger role for school nurses in improving the health of children and young people, in particular their work with young carers

Dr Moira Fraser, Director of Policy and Research at Carers Trust:

Monday, April 15, 2013 - 09:13

Staff at The Co-operative have reached the £1m milestone in their quest to raise the money needed to help a generation of young adult carers to change their world.

The figure has been achieved less than three months after Sugababe singer Jade Ewen, herself a young adult carer, launched The Co-operative’s Charity of the Year partnership with Carers Trust.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 14:53

Leading UK Carers Charity, Carers Trust, has responded to the report of the Joint Committee on the draft Care and Support Bill.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 15:34

Young carers from across England are celebrating news of a £1.2 million funding boost to improve local support for young carers and their families. 

Friday, February 15, 2013 - 14:05

Carers Trust has today (15 February) unveiled a new UK-wide volunteer Ambassador role designed to support fundraising and put the hidden issue of caring on the map.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 11:19

Following today’s report from the Care Quality Commission ‘Issues affecting the delivery of good home care services’, Carers Trust CEO Thea Stein said:

Monday, February 11, 2013 - 11:59

Following the Secretary of State for Health’s announcement of a £75,000 cap on social care costs, Carers Trust CEO Thea Stein said: