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, December 16, 2013 - 16:56

Carers Trust, the largest charity for carers and a member of the Care and Support Alliance, is very concerned by the findings of the new study by the London School of Economics.

Half a million older and disabled people who would have received social care five years ago, now receive no local support. This means that there is more pressure on carers and families to provide support.

Failure to address this social care funding crisis leaves carers and families picking up the pieces.

Friday, December 13, 2013 - 15:46
Below, is a copy of our open letter to David Cameron, published today in Total Politics...
 
Dear Mr Cameron
 
Carers Trust, the largest charity for carers, welcomed the announcement of an increase in funding for dementia research at the recent G8 Dementia Summit.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 17:15
Carers Trust, the largest charity for carers, welcomes the announcement by the Prime Minister today of an increase in funding for dementia research, at the G8 Dementia Summit. A cure for dementia is vital for future generations as well as those currently diagnosed with this condition.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 12:38
Carers Trust and The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) have today published a new guide to improve the medical care of people with dementia by improving the involvement of their carers.
 
The Triangle of Care model is made up of six key standards which aim to improve the collaboration between carers and health care workers, which has been shown to improve the care received by patients with dementia.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 15:25
Carers Trust, the largest charity for carers has signed the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association’s Charter in recognition of the rights and priorities of people living with MND and their carers.
 
MND kills five people every day, with half of people dying with 14 months of diagnosis. This terminal disease can affect any adult at any age.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 15:02
Professionals whose job brings them into regular contact with unpaid carers are being asked to encourage them to get a free flu jab this winter as part of Carers Trust’s ‘Flu Jabs for Carers’ campaign.
 
Every year, the vast majority of unpaid carers miss out on a free flu jab, despite the fact that they’re entitled to request one if they’re the main carer for someone who’s ill or disabled and whose health would be at risk if they fell ill.
 
Friday, November 1, 2013 - 16:10
Carers Trust warns that unpaid carers are increasingly bridging a gap that the health and social care system cannot fill, at great personal cost.
 
Carers Trust, the largest charity for carers, has today warned that thousands of unpaid carers are bridging a gap that health and social care departments cannot fill because of staffing and financial constraints.
 
John, an unpaid carer, told us that the strain he was under in loo
Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 12:10
Dear Sir,
 
Over the last few weeks much has been written about the role of ‘carers’– those who provide care in a paid capacity ‘care support workers’ and those who care unpaid for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support ‘carers’.
 
There is a clear difference between these two types of roles and Carers Trust, a charity which supports unpaid carers feels that it is very impo
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 16:29
Carers Trust welcomes the publication of ‘A Fresh Start for the regulation and inspection of adult social care’, aiming to build confidence in the role of Care Quality Commission as the regulator for adult social care.
 
Dr Moira Fraser, Director of Policy and Research for Carers Trust said:
 
“High quality care services are crucial to ensuring that people with care needs can live their lives in the way they want to and with dignity.” 
 
“We welcome CQC’s commitment to ensur
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 10:10

A landmark change in the law, announced by the government today (8 October 2013) signals the start of a new era of support for 160,000 children in England caring for their parents, siblings and family members.

For too long, young carers have been slipping through the net between children’s and adult’s support services – hidden from view of the very authorities there to help them, according to the National Young Carers Coalition (NYCC) of leading charities.