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 4, 2011 - 11:31

Liz Fenton, Chief Executive of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, said: "We welcome the report from the Dilnot Commission on funding social care. This represents a fairer way forward for people with care needs and it means they and their families can plan for the future without the fear of losing everything.

Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 00:00

Having a plan in place to provide alternative care for the person they care for in an emergency gives carers peace of mind, according to a new national survey by The Princess Royal Trust for Carers.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 14:49

By looking at improvements in outcomes for carers, The Princess Royal Trust for Carers calculates an investment of less than £5 million resulted in at least £73 million worth of social gains.

A new report written by Baker Tilly, Carers’ Centres: What impact do they have?, focuses on five Carers’ Centres and demonstrates the impact of the support given over a number of years.

Monday, June 20, 2011 - 13:26

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers Vice President, Mr Trevor Hemmings, is awarded the Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to the charity.

A successful businessman and horse racing enthusiast, Mr Hemmings first became interested in supporting the work of the Trust in 1999.

Having realised there was a gap in services for carers in the North of England he funded an office and a small team in Lancashire who worked to form partnerships to develop on existing provision and create new carers’ centres.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 16:21

A primary school in Dundee will host the launch this Tuesday (14 June) of an exciting new Scottish initiative aimed at helping young carers.

Funded by the Scottish Government and created by The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, Eryc and Trayc are cartoon characters who are young carers and who have their own website, Through the website, children can find out what young carers do, what challenges they face and where to get further help and support.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 11:47

The Darling Buds of May actress and long-term carer Pam Ferris presents a film as part of a BBC TV appeal for The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, the UK’s largest provider of carers’ services.

As Vice-President of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, and carer for her own mother in the years before she died, Pam describes the isolation and lack of support carers can face.

Monday, June 13, 2011 - 15:53

More than 80% of unpaid carers are worried about cuts to services, according to new research for Carers Week 2011 (13-19 June). Almost half don’t know how they will cope as the axe falls on some of the vital support they rely on.

The cuts to services compound the financial sacrifice people make when they start looking after someone who is ill, frail or disabled. Three quarters of those surveyed say they are worse off financially since taking on their caring responsibilities.

Friday, May 20, 2011 - 15:34

Despite the Government’s announcement in November 2010 that £400m would be made available to Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) to pay for breaks for adult and young carers, the country’s six million carers fear that they will not get the breaks they desperately need if PCTs are not held to account.

Two of the country’s leading carers’ charities, The Princess Royal Trust for Carers and Crossroads Care, launched a new campaign “Give Carers a Break” at an event held on Monday 23rd May in the Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, London.

Friday, May 20, 2011 - 10:35

A successful social enterprise venture designed to benefit unpaid carers will be the venue for a visit by HRH The Princess Royal next week (Friday 27 May).

As President of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, The Princess Royal will be spending some time at Carlogie House in Carnoustie. The hotel was taken over by The Princess Royal Trust East Ayrshire Carers Centre last year and is used as a place where unpaid carers and young carers from East Ayrshire and all over Scotland can take a break from caring.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 11:27

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers has welcomed the recommendations of the Law Commission in its Adult Social Care Report launched today.

Particularly welcome is recognition of the confusion which currently surrounds a carer’s right to an assessment. Having a single, consolidated duty to provide a carer’s assessment, independent of the assessment of the person they care for, should provide a much clearer and more effective way for carers to start the process of getting the support they need.