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.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 14:03
Responding to today’s Queen’s Speech, Gail Scott-Spicer, CEO of Carers Trust, said:
 
“Young carers have been identified in law as vulnerable. This acknowledgement in law and by Ofsted means that local authorities and schools must step in to stop unsupported caring roles in childhood, which put children’s educational and employment outcomes and life chances at risk. This support and recognition needs to carry on into higher education, so that young adult carers have the same life chances as other young people.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 10:49
To mark the first anniversary of the Young Carers in School programme (YCiS), 35 participating schools have provided key data showing dramatic impacts on attendance, achievement and confidence of pupils who care for a loved one following their adoption of the programme.
 
Launched in April 2015 by Carers Trust and The Children’s Society, YCiS aims to enable schools to identify and support young carers more effectively and the survey results show significant improvements in the key areas of identification,
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 12:31
Carers Trust is delighted that The National Gardens Scheme (NGS), one of our longest standing and most generous supporters will continue to support us in 2016. This year NGS have given us £375,000 to help support carers in England and Wales.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 16:07
Responding to today’s Budget, Gail Scott-Spicer, CEO of Carers Trust, said:
 
“We are once again disappointed that the Government has failed to provide more funding for social care, which could have supported unpaid carers, the people they care for, and the local services they depend on. We have already seen the closure of some of the services in our network, leaving carers and disabled and older people without support - and this will continue to happen unless the chronic underfunding gap is closed.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 11:43
Carers Trust, the largest charity for unpaid carers, has appointed a new Director of Policy and Research. 
 
Joe Gannon, joins from Pitchfork consulting, where he led on several assignments for the Department of Health and Public Health England.
Friday, March 11, 2016 - 11:47
Chloe Alexander, Carers Trust’s Policy and Campaigns Officer, will be joining a panel of women to discuss caring as part of the renowned Women of the World Festival (WOW) 2016 this weekend.
 
The session at London’s Southbank Centre in London on Saturday (March 12) will give women the opportunity to discuss the issues facing female carers, who make up 58% of carers, according to the 2011 Census.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 11:08
A new report by Carers Trust and Carers Lewisham released today shows that young carers aged 5-8 are amongst the most hidden and least supported group of unpaid carers in the UK.
 
The report, ‘Supporting Young Carers aged 5-8’ found that infant carers – young carers under eight years old - are often unsupported because no-one expects them to be taking on adult responsibilities.
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 12:19
Carers Week: 6-12 June 2016
 
Today, Carers Trust is one of seven major charities to launch Carers Week 2016 – a nationwide awareness campaign to improve public understanding about caring and the unique challenges carers face.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 10:52
A new report released by Carers Trust, the UK’s largest charity for unpaid carers, maintains that gaps in services are leaving many young carers without support for their mental health.
 
The report by Carers Trust, ‘Invisible and in distress: prioritising the mental health of England’s young carers’ explains that caring is a risk factor for children and young people’s mental
Monday, February 15, 2016 - 11:43

Carers Trust, the largest charity for unpaid carers, welcomes the publication of the Mental Health Taskforce’s Five Year Forward View final report. It is positive to see that the challenges currently being faced in mental health services are recognised and that additional funding will be provided to help and support those most in need.