Worcestershire Young Carers, which supports over 550 young carers throughout the county, has received a surprise £4,000 donation from the LJC Fund.

This substantial sum of money follows previous support from the Fund which helped young carers who often find it a challenge to access further education, to take that important next step. 

Jon Cawdron, Senior Project Coordinator for Worcestershire Young Carers, said:

“We were thrilled to receive this cheque out of the blue. It has given us an incredible boost and will mean that we will be able to support more carers, enabling them to experience life as a young person in the company of others who can empathise with their home situation.”

This latest donation will contribute to a volunteer co-ordinator role, whose key responsibilities will be to engage and support a small army of volunteers to support their work. Worcestershire Young Carers provides a range of support for young carers aged seven to 17 as well as for young adult carers aged 18 to 25; this includes assessment, signposting, one to one support, monthly clubs and activities.

This post will enable Worcestershire Young Carers to maintain and grow their professional yet friendly service, mindful of current legislation with regards to safeguarding and appropriate behaviours around children and young people.