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. . 

Every year between February and October, people volunteer to open their private gardens to the public enabling NGS to raise money to help support these carers.

This year NGS will continue to help us raise the profile of carers’ issues and help us reach and support even more unpaid carers by supporting the charity’s core activities: supporting our network of local carer organisations who offer local support to carers and their families, our campaigns and our online support services –, Matter and Babble.

Last year Carers Trust reached more than 467,000 unpaid carers, including over 25,000 young carers. 

Commenting on the partnership, Gail Scott-Spicer, Chief Executive of Carers Trust, said: “National Gardens Scheme is one of our longest standing and largest supporters. Our continued relationship has enabled us to help make a difference to hundreds of thousands of unpaid carers lives. NGS funding is vital for Carers Trust and we are extremely grateful for their ongoing support.”

“Thank you so much to all the garden owners who open up their gardens every year and to the people who visit the gardens. Your support is helping us make a difference to unpaid carers lives”.

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Carers Trust response to Committee Chair rejecting Government non-response on employment support for carers

Giles Meyer, CEO, Carers Trust, said: 

“What hope is there for England’s five million unpaid carers who are having a hard time juggling work and their caring roles, when the very committee overseeing the Department for Work and Pensions suggests the Department needs to ‘go away and try again’.

Carers Trust response to Children and Young People's Mental Health Green Paper

Giles Meyer, CEO, Carers Trust, said: 
“It is unclear how young carers’ mental health will be improved and supported based on the government’s response to this consultation. It feels very limited in its ambition.

Carers Trust responds to Care Quality Commission’s Beyond Barriers report

Speaking today, Giles Meyer, CEO, said:

“The findings of the CQC’s Beyond Barriers report are not a surprise, based on what Carers Trust regularly hears from local carers services and unpaid carers: local health and social care systems are not working together effectively for older people.