The Princess Royal Trust for Carers was created on the initiative of HRH The Princess Royal in 1991. At that time people caring at home for family members or friends with disabilities and chronic illnesses were scarcely recognised as requiring support.
The Princess Royal Trust for Carers is the largest provider of comprehensive carers support services in the UK. Through its unique network of 144 independently managed Carers' Centres , 85 young carers services and interactive websites, www.carers.org and www.youngcarers.net, The Trust currently provides quality information, advice and support services to over 400,000 carers, including approximately 25,000 young carers.
In addition, The Trust also acts independently in the interests of carers through:
- Research, development and consultation
- Influence on national, regional and local policy
- Partnerships with other national organisations
- Information through our interactive websites, providing advice and access to support groups