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Carers UK

Carers UK is the voice of carers. Carers provide unpaid care by looking after an ill, frail or disabled family member, friend or partner.

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers is a national charity (SCO15975), formed in 1991 at the initiative of Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal. The Trust exists to make it easier for carers to cope by providing information, support and practical help to carers. The national network of over 100 independently-managed Carers Centres across the UK currently reaches well over 100,000 carers a year.

The Trust provides training and support for Carers Centres, as well as raising funds for development work. It also has a range of grant schemes for carers, including an Educational Bursary Scheme, a Carers' Relief Fund for carers in particular financial difficulties and a Young Carers Fund. To apply for funding under any of these schemes, carers should contact their nearest Carers Centre.

The Princess Royal Trust for Young Carers

Under 18? Looking after someone who is sick or disabled? You may be a young carer. Whatever you do to help someone, YC Net is for you.

Search Project

Search Project works with older people and their carers, chiefly in the inner west of Newcastle, providing a range of services including information and welfare rights, health and leisure activities, community resources and support.