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, September 3, 2012 - 15:10

Twelve intrepid riders from Leighton Buzzard Road Cycling Club are set to embark on a gruelling charity bike ride from London to Paris, and back again.

The riders will leave London, at 8am on Thursday, September 6, returning just four days later after covering 600 miles over a route that will see them tackling climbs totalling 4,000 metres.

Local MP Simon Hughes (Lib Dem, Southwark and Bermondsey) will be sending the riders on their way as they set out for Paris.

Monday, August 13, 2012 - 14:35

Team GB may have excelled itself at this year’s Olympic Games, but missing out on the opportunity to take part in sporting activities is the stark reality for Scotland’s young carers, according to new research.

Friday, July 20, 2012 - 11:09

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 - 14:12

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 - 12:30

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:

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 00:00

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 - 13:54

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:

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 00:00

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 - 13:22

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 - 14:00

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.