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.

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.

Friday, November 18, 2011 - 16:04

Just over a quarter of the public (26%) would be likely to ask for help from friends if they needed assistance washing and eating, according to a YouGov survey on the limits of friendship, commissioned by The Princess Royal Trust for Carers (The Trust) to launch a new Facebook app, Who Cares?

Friday, October 21, 2011 - 15:07

The Scottish Young Carers Festival will be the star of the show this Monday (31 October 2011) when it is featured on Channel 5’s prime time TV show Celebrity Wish List.

The Festival, which is organised by The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, took place at the end of August and brought together more than 500 young carers from all over Scotland. As part of the programme TV presenter Zoe Salmon and the band McFly dropped in to surprise the young carers, who had no idea that this year’s festival would feature such exciting guests.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 15:29

Florence Burke, Director for Scotland for The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, said: "We're delighted that the Scottish Government has expanded the energy assistance package for carers receiving Carers Allowance. Caring for people in the home often means energy bills are much higher than normal and the choice to care can lead to financial and fuel poverty. This is a positive development which highlights that the Scottish Government recognises the additional costs of caring and its ongoing commitment to help improve the lives of Scotland's unpaid carers."