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, April 15, 2011 - 11:03

Carers’ Hub website receives over £160k of Department of Health funding

Carers’ Hub website – created by two leading national carers’ charities Crossroads Care and The Princess Royal Trust for Carers – has today been awarded over £160k from the Department of Health’s Innovation, Excellence and Service Development Fund. The three-year grant will be used to support the charities’ innovative new website which helps health and social care commissioners develop and deliver support for unpaid carers.

Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 11:45

The bonny, bonny banks of Loch Lomond will be the setting for a special event this week (Thursday 21 April) when Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal meets with West Dunbartonshire’s unpaid carers at Cameron House Hotel in the morning*.

Friday, April 1, 2011 - 16:24

Carers’ votes make all the difference in key marginals

This year’s elections could be decided by the votes of Scotland’s 657,000 unpaid carers – and that’s why it’s important that political parties and candidates make sure support for carers is a key part of their pre election promises.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 10:24

HRH The Princess Royal will be the guest of honour at a fundraising day at the races this Monday (4 April 2011) aimed at increasing the support available for UK’s carers.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 11:04

A local carers’ centre in Leeds has been given a fresh makeover thanks to staff at insurance company Markel.

Volunteers rolled up their sleeves to help transform Carers Leeds, part of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, by giving the waiting room and interview room new licks of paint. New chairs, lights, ceiling tiles and carpets were installed and fitted.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 11:09

Unsupported and isolated carers can now access a wealth of online support and meet other carers through The Princess Royal Trust for Carers’ redesigned website (

As part of the relaunch, surveyed its online community of adult, unpaid carers to find out about their experiences of isolation which revealed that nearly nine in ten carers (86.7%) find it difficult to leave their home because of their caring role and over half (53.2%) feel alone and isolated.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 10:55

The UK’s leading online support service for adult carers has been redesigned and relaunched this week.

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers’ website ( makes it much easier for isolated and unsupported carers to access help and information through new functionality, imagery, content and improved navigation.

The redesign includes a variety of new and innovative features for users to:

Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 10:55

A website to support health and social care commissioners develop and deliver support for unpaid carers has gone live this week.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 15:18

The Co-operative is donating almost £40,000 to help young carers across the UK.

The money, £39,582, was raised through sales of the retailer's Christmas charity sandwiches. The donation will go to YCNet, part of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers.

YCNet is the only dedicated website and online support service for children and young people under the age of 18, who help to look after someone in their family with an illness, disability, drug/alcohol addiction or mental health problem. Some of the young carers are only five years old.

Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 16:52

A new manual to provide health and social care practitioners with a tool to measure the quality of life of adult, unpaid carers has been launched today (Thursday 17th February 2011).

The Adult Carer Quality of Life Questionnaire (AC-QoL), published by The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, in association with the University of Nottingham, is a simple 40-item instrument which measures a carer’s quality of life in eight domains: support for caring; caring choice; caring stress; money matters; personal growth; sense of value; ability to care; and carer satisfaction.