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.

Friday, July 20, 2012 - 10:09

Hilary Devey, star of Dragon’s Den and founder and CEO of the UK’s leading palletised freight distribution network, Pall-Ex, has been appointed Vice President of the new leading carer charity, Carers Trust.

Hilary was a long standing supporter of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, which recently merged with Crossroads Care to form Carers Trust. She has cemented her commitment to the new charity and will continue to act as an ambassador for the cause, which is very close to her heart.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 13:12

Moira Fraser, Director of Policy, said:

“There are many positive elements in today’s White Paper and draft Care and Support Bill that should improve carers’ rights and access to services, but by not tackling the issue of funding the Government is simply making empty promises.

Monday, June 18, 2012 - 11:30

Carers Week survey shows two in five unpaid carers are sacrificing their own health by putting off medical treatment to care for an ill, frail or disabled loved one - as charities call for action to end the care crisis.

The survey, completed by 3,400 carers, also showed that caring had a negative impact on 83 per cent of carers’ physical health, with 36 per cent of carers sustaining a physical injury (such as back pain) through caring. A further:

Monday, May 14, 2012 - 23:00

Carers Trust has chosen eight innovative projects supporting young carers across England to receive £455k funding provided by the Department of Education.

The projects are focusing on providing early intervention for young carers and their families, aiming to prevent excessive or harmful caring from continuing within the family.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 12:54

Commenting on the absence of a White Paper on Social Care in the Queen’s Speech to Parliament, Anne Roberts, Chief Executive of Carers Trust, said:

Monday, May 7, 2012 - 23:00

Many unpaid carers struggle on for years looking after sick or disabled family members or friends without help, according to research from the new leading carers’ charity Carers Trust.

Almost two thirds (64%) of those polled said that apart from family and friends they have never accessed any other support or services such as respite breaks or counselling. Six in ten (60%) of those that have been caring for more than five years have done so without accessing any additional support.

Monday, April 16, 2012 - 12:22

Carers Trust is delighted to announce that Thea Stein will be the Chief Executive for the new charity formed from the merger of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers and Crossroads Care on 1 April 2012.

Carers Trust is the leading carers’ charity which aims to put carers centre stage and ensure the contribution they make to society and to those they care for is fully recognised and valued. In Scotland, Carers Trust continues to be known as The Princess Royal Trust for Carers in Scotland.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 13:00

There are hundreds and thousands of carers in Scotland – and they’re in your local area. That’s the message that The Princess Royal Trust for Carers is urging prospective councillors to remember ahead of the country’s May 2012’s local government elections.

Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 12:40

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers and Crossroads Care are today (23 Feb 2012) launching the name - Carers Trust - and visual identity for the charity that will be formed as a result of their merger on 1 April 2012.

Carers Trust will be a major new charity for, with and about carers which combines the knowledge, skills, expertise and experience of its founder charities and all of its Network Partners.

Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 15:21

Carole Cochrane, Ambassador for The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, has been commissioned as a Deputy Lord Lieutenant for the Lancashire area.

Lord Lieutenants are Her Majesty The Queen’s representatives in an area or county with the support of Deputy Lord Lieutenants. Their functions include: arranging visits by members of the Royal family and escorting Royal visitors; presenting medals and awards on behalf of Her Majesty; and taking part in civic, voluntary and social activities with the Lieutenancy.