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, March 17, 2014 - 12:43

We would like to invite your readers to join us in supporting some very worthwhile causes, whilst enjoying a large family garden and socialising over a cup of tea or coffee and a slice of home made cake.

Monday, March 3, 2014 - 13:13
Fifteen unpaid young carers from all over Northern Ireland are flying in to see Preston North End FC play Walsall, tour the ground and meet Northern Irish international and Preston player David Buchanan this Saturday, 1st March. 
In the season where PNE’s shirts sport the Carers Trust name, the group are thrilled to be visiting the famous club.
Monday, February 24, 2014 - 14:37

Young carers will meet ministers this week to celebrate their success in gaining major changes to the law after years of campaigning to improve their lives.

More than 30 young carers will meet Children and Families Minister Edward Timpson and Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb on Tuesday (25 February), to discuss how best the changes to the Children and Families Bill and Care Bill can be implemented.

Monday, February 17, 2014 - 01:00

Rank employees banged a gong for carers to mark the start of a new partnership to raise money for Carers Trust, the largest charity for carers.

Coronation Street actor Antony Cotton launched the partnership on Valentine’s Day by hitting a giant heart-shaped piñata as employees at Rank’s Mecca clubs and Grosvenor Casinos across the UK announced plans to participate in a whole range of fundraising events. In the coming months, they will be hosting raffles, lucky dips, karaoke evenings and a variety of competitions and other interactive events.

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 12:53

Working with nef consulting (new economics foundation) and carers, Carers Trust have created a Social Return on Investment toolkit to demonstrate the true value of a carers break. Thea Stein, CEO of Carers Trust says “Following the introduction of the Social Value Act 2013, there has never been a better time to work with the principles of Social Return on Investment to evaluate and demonstrate the real contribution that breaks services make”.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 22:01

Thousands of carers who miss out on advice, information and support are being sought as part of the Carers Week Quest.

Carers Trust has joined forces with other organisations in a bid to improve the support received by the UK’s seven million carers.

As part of Carers Week, which takes place between 9 and 15 June, the charity will encourage communities and organisations to work together to reach as many carers as possible.

The week was officially launched by Care Minister Norman Lamb in Westminster on 12 February and was attended by national charity supporters.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 01:00

Dr Moira Fraser, Carers Trust Director of Policy and Research, said:

“The Government’s amendment to the Children and Families Bill will give parent carers of disabled children stronger rights to support, in line with recent changes for other carers. It is hugely welcome after months of uncertainty about whether parent carers would be left behind.

Monday, January 20, 2014 - 15:08

The Government’s commitment to improve support for carers of people with mental health conditions will be a major boost to more than a million unpaid carers if changes are put into practice and commissioners implement the guidance.
Carers Trust has been working with health and social care professionals through its Triangle of Care scheme which sets out key areas in which they can include and support carers in order to benefit them, the professional and the person with ill health.

Monday, January 20, 2014 - 15:06

The challenging lives of carers of people living with dementia could be transformed if a guide being launched in Parliament today was implemented and followed everywhere, says Carers Trust and Royal College of Nursing (RCN).

Salford and Eccles Labour MP Hazel Blears, vice chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia, will host an event to launch the Triangle of Care for dementia guide which demonstrates how dementia care can be improved.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 13:15

Proposed new guidance on funding will help ensure that carers are supported 

Carers Trust, the largest charity for carers, today welcomes proposed new guidance from NHS England on carers breaks which will give more carers the opportunity to take a much needed break.

The new guidance highlights how the Better Care Fund, announced at the Spending Review in June, includes £130million which must be spent  specifically on supporting carers and prioritised by commissioners as part of the drive to integrate health and social care services.