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.
The trust has a network 144 independently managed Carers' Centres, 85 young carers services and interactive websites, www.carers.org and www.youngcarers.net. Through these, it provides information, advice and support services to almost 354,000 carers, including over 20,000 young carers.
The trust also acts independently in the interests of carers through: