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.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 09:10

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.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 09:43
The UKs largest carers charity, Carers Trust, and The Co-operative will mark the round the clock 24/7 nature of caring this 24 of July. 
Events will be taking place on 24 July across The Co-operative’s businesses, with support from carers services across the country.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 09:14

The Co-operative Food is teaming up with consumer goods manufacturer, Procter & Gamble (P&G), to raise an amazing £300,000 for The Co-operative’s Charity of the Year, Carers Trust.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 10:50
Dr Moira Fraser, Director of Policy and Research comments: “Carers Trust welcomes the findings of the independent review into healthcare assistants released today.”
“We believe that people paid to care for those who need it should be qualified and able to carry out their job.
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.