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.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 18:07
Responding to CQC’s plans to introduce new charges for care providers next spring, Gail Scott-Spicer, CEO of Carers Trust, said:
 
“Regulation is very important in ensuring the provision of high quality care. However, care providers are already struggling financially and some have had to leave the market, reducing the choices available to those who need to use care services, including the unpaid carers that Carers Trust supports.
Monday, October 26, 2015 - 12:22
Barbara Keeley MP will officially launch a new guide to develop awareness of young and young adult carers’ needs amongst mental health professionals in Parliament today (Monday 26 October).
 
The Triangle of Care for Young Carers and Young Adult Carers offers professionals guidance on how they can support carers aged up to 25, a group which is often overlooked within mental health services. 
 
The Triangle of Care programme was set up to help mental health providers sh
Friday, October 23, 2015 - 16:07
As the clocks go back this weekend, many of the UK’s seven million carers said if they had an extra hour they would get back into bed and sleep or go out and get active, according to a poll by Carers Trust.
 
The UK’s largest charity for carers found that many unpaid carers who are working around the clock looking after their sick or disabled family members or friends would welcome some extra sleep and given the chance would do just that.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 15:38
Labour Shadow Minister for Older People, Social Care and Carers says councils need more help to support carers.
 
Councils across England should adopt a new strategy to prevent carers from ‘burning out’, says Carers Trust, the largest charity for unpaid carers.
 
Research carried out by Carers Trust showed that few local authorities have outlined how they are protecting carers’ health and preventing them developing a need for support.
 
Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 11:32
Responding to the Care Quality Commission’s State of Care Report, Dr Moira Fraser, Director of Policy and Research at Carers Trust said:
 
“The Care Quality Commission’s State of Care report today reveals how year on year, cuts to funding have left those providing good quality social care struggling to survive. 
 
“While most care is rated as good, it is unacceptable that one third of domiciliary care agencies are rated inadequate or requiring improvement, as this leaves thousands of disabled a
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 11:26
The head of one of the country’s leading charities for unpaid carers today urged the younger generation to ‘wake up’ to the responsibilities of their parents’ future care needs.
 
Gail Scott-Spicer, Chief Executive of Carers Trust was speaking as new research pointed to an ‘ostrich approach’ when it comes to the question of care for our immediate older family members.
 
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 10:08
Greggs, the UK’s leading bakery food-on-the-go retailer, is backing “Britain’s Best Breakfast” Campaign as part of a new partnership with Carers Trust.
 
Carers Trust is a major charity working to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.
 
Greggs has made a significant donation to Carers Trust, which will go towards helping the seven million unpaid carers in
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 15:13
Businessman Stuart Taylor has been appointed as the new chair of Carers Trust, the UK’s largest charity for unpaid carers.
 
Stuart has a long involvement with the charity and a unique perspective on both its history and direction of travel.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 14:40
Councils across England considering charging carers for support they receive are being urged to put carers’ wellbeing at the heart of their decision and continue to help them free of charge. 
 
Research carried out by Carers Trust, the UK’s largest charity for carers, found that an increasing number of councils are considering charging carers for the support they receive to help them in their caring role, but the charity warns that this will put carers in financial difficulties and at risk of ill health.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 14:55
Carers Trust has today launched a toolkit which will help professionals to spot older carers in order to offer them the vital support they need.
 
There are more than 1.8 million unpaid carers over the age of 60 in England, with carers between the ages of 60 and 64 making up 20% of the population.