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, August 16, 2010 - 09:54

New figures have shown that almost 90 per cent of Scottish young carers feel that their schools and GPs do nothing to support them – and that is despite the fact that young carers save the public purse more than £7.6 billion a year.

So as a big thank you, The Princess Royal Trust for Carers is organising a free festival on 21 and 22 August at Broomlee Outdoor Centre, West Linton, to give them a chance to let their hair down and talk to decision makers about the new national young carers’ strategy.

Friday, August 13, 2010 - 00:00

“Life is different for us, but we still have hopes and dreams just like everyone else” – that’s the message Scotland’s young carers will be taking to this week’s Festival of Politics at the Scottish Parliament.

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers (The Trust) will be running an event at the annual Festival on Thursday 19 August at 11am. The event will highlight awareness of young carers, what their lives are like and the help that is available to them – such as the services run by groups affiliated to The Trust.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 00:00

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers and the National Mental Health Development Unit will today (28 July 2010) publish The Triangle of Care - Carers Included: A Best Practice Guide in Acute Mental Health Care.

The guide emphasises the need for better local strategic involvement of carers and families in the care planning and treatment of people with mental ill-health and recommends better partnership working between service users and their carers, and organisations.

Monday, July 26, 2010 - 00:00

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers (The Trust) welcomes the Scottish Government’s Caring Together and Getting it Right for Young Carers strategies launched today on 26 July 2010 at The Princess Royal Trust Lanarkshire Carers Centre.

The national strategies set out key targets for local authorities, health boards and other strategic partners in relation to support for Scotland’s 657,000 unpaid carers and young carers. The strategy is supported by the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (CoSLA).

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 00:00

HRH The Princess Royal attended the 21st birthday celebrations of The Princess Royal Trust Carers’ Support Centre, Redcombe Lane, Brigg on Wednesday 21st July 2010 where she met the Chairperson, Mrs Jan Clift Williams; Director, Mr Mike Humphries and trustees, staff, carers and volunteers.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 00:00

Leading carers’ charity The Princess Royal Trust for Carers is launching a new report Out of Hospital today (Wednesday 21st July 2010).

The report demonstrates practical ways to involve carers and patients at the point of hospital discharge, thereby improving their health and saving time and money through avoiding unnecessary readmission to hospital. It urges policy makers and health services to work together with carers and carers’ organisations to make discharge smoother for carers and patients.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 00:00

Comment following Barbara Keeley MP proposing a Carers (Support and Identification) Bill in the House of Commons on Wednesday 14 July 2010

Carole Cochrane, Chief Executive at The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, comments:

“We fully support the Carers (Identification and Support) Bill proposed today in parliament by Barbara Keeley MP.

Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 00:00

A former young carer is taking the lead in an innovative fundraising initiative – club nights for carers – which launches on 16 July at Glasgow’s acclaimed Sub Club.

Aaron McIvor, 24, social entrepreneur and member of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers’ Scottish Campaign Board, called in the support of Cotton Cake and the Thunder Disco Club DJs. The quarterly club nights should raise thousands of pounds for The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, which supports the UK’s unpaid carers and young carers.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 00:00

Carole Cochrane, Chief Executive at The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, comments:

“Today’s Budget cuts will have a great impact on every single one of us - but the government cannot afford to cut its spending on the UK’s six million unpaid carers. This will rapidly cost the country more money than it intended to save. In short, the government will be shooting themselves in the foot.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 00:00

A ride in a car that can travel across water is just one of the highlights of a trip for young carers that will take place during national Carers Week (14-20 June 2010).