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.

Monday, July 8, 2013 - 09:25

Preston North End is delighted to announce that it has entered into a unique sponsorship initiative with The Football Pools, that will see the national pools giant as the Club’s main partner, but uniquely, the key beneficiaries will be both a local and a national charity.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 08:44
Carers Trust statement on spending review
 
Following the Chancellor’s Spending Review, Thea Stein, Chief Executive of Carers Trust comments:
 
“Carers Trust is pleased that the Chancellor has recognised the importance of investing in social care. We know that supporting unpaid family carers is a way of keeping older people out of hospital and supporting people with disabilities.
Monday, June 17, 2013 - 09:33
Carers Trust are delighted to announce that Carers Trust Vice President and long standing supporter Hilary Devey has been awarded a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in The Queen’s Birthday Honours, for her work in logistics and with charities.
 
Hilary has been a fantastic supporter of unpaid carers for many years.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 14:19
Dr Moira Fraser, Chair of the National Young Carers Coalition said: 
 
“We are very pleased that the Children’s Minister has chosen to listen to the concerns of the sector and revisit the provision for young carers in law.
 
“We particularly welcome the fact that the Minister has stated that he believes that taking a whole family approach will be the key to ensuring that young carers are protected and that he and the Care Minister will look at how children’s legislation
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 10:48

New census figures highlight shocking numbers of young carers missing out on their childhoods.

The largest UK carers charity, Carers Trust, today called on the government to recognise the needs of young carers, using the legislation announced in the Queen’s Speech.

The figures released today from the 2011 census show a 19% increase in the number of young carers aged under 18. Startlingly there has been an 83% increase in the number of 5-7 year olds providing unpaid care.

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.