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Welcome to The Princess Royal Trust for Carers newsroom. In this area you will find The Trust's Press Releases, news about The Trust and carers in general and details of how to contact the Press Team

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Carer Quality of Life tool launches
17 February 2011

A new manual to provide health and social care practitioners with a tool to measure the quality of life of adult, unpaid carers has been launched today (Thursday 17th February 2011). The Adult Carer...

Scottish Young Carers Festival 2010
19 August 2010

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...

Consultation on Carers Strategy 'Refresh'
29 July 2010

Paul Burstow MP, Minister for Care Services, has announced a consultation on what the Government should prioritise to support carers from 2011-2015. This will focus on how best to deliver the five...

Mental Health and the Triangle of Care
28 July 2010

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers and the National Mental Health Development Unit today published a guide which emphasizes the need for better local strategic involvement of carers and families in...

Caring Together and Getting it Right
26 July 2010

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

Carer Involvement Can Reduce Hospital Re-admission Rate
21 July 2010

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers launched a new report Out of Hospital today. It urges policy makers and health services and commissioners to work together with carers and carers’ organisations to...

Big Cuts and Government's Plans for Big Society
20 July 2010

David Cameron announced his government’s plans for the Big Society on the BBC yesterday. The Big Society aims to engage and empower communities by involving people in the running and controlling of...

Support the Carers Bill
9 July 2010

Barbara Keeley MP is proposing a Carers (Support and Identification) Bill in the House of Commons on Wednesday 14 July following research showing too many carers go without support. The Princess Royal...

Three-quarters of carers have "no life of my own"
14 June 2010

More than three-quarters (76%) of people caring for an ill, frail or disabled loved one do not have a life outside of their caring role, according to new research lauched today for Carers Week (14 - 21...

Over two thirds of young carers bullied at school
13 May 2010

Over two thirds of young carers are bullied at school, according to new research carried out by The Princess Royal Trust for Carers and The Children's Society. More than half of the young carers surveyed...