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, 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.

Friday, January 27, 2012 - 10:31

Macmillan Cancer Support has launched a report calling for more support for carers for people with cancer, which estimates that there are more than one million people providing valuable help and support. The charity is calling for more to be done to help carers.

Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 12:12

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers (The Trust) and Crossroads Care have today announced their intention to create a new carers’ charity that will provide support, information, advice and services for the millions of people caring at home for a family member or friend.

The two charities have been in detailed negotiations for the past 18 months and, subject to the remaining formal and regulatory steps, the new charity will be operational from 1 April 2012, with a public launch in the summer.

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 15:27

A Glasgow school will be the venue for the launch of a brand new schools pack this Monday [5 December 2011] aimed at showing primary school children what it’s like to be a young carer.

Eryc and Trayc: A Short Story about Young Carers brings to life in cartoon form the story of a girl and a boy who are looking after relatives who can’t manage without their help. The book will be distributed to all of Scotland’s primary schools as part of an initiative created by The Princess Royal Trust for Carers (The Trust) and funded by the Scottish Government.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 16:13

One year after the government committed millions of extra funding for England’s five million unpaid carers, new research shows that spending on carers by Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) has fallen by £2.4m this year.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 15:42

HRH The Princess Royal attended an event to officially open The Princess Royal Trust Northamptonshire Carers’ Centre, 7 Regent Park, Booth Drive, Park Farm South, Wellingborough on Friday 18th November 2011 where Mrs Carole Cochrane, Ambassador, The Princess Royal Trust for Carers presented the Chairperson, Mrs Anne Goodman, MBE, DL and Director, Mr Mark Major.

Accompanied by Mrs Goodman and Mr Major, HRH met trustees, carers and staff, including the team who run the Carers’ Support Line and saw their work in operation.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 15:35

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal will visit Redbridge Carers Support Service (RCSS) on Thursday 24 November at 2pm. The Princess will be unveiling a plaque to commemorate her visit.