Droitwich Lions Club supports young carers in Worcestershire

Kind-hearted club and regular supporters of YSS (Your Support Service), Droitwich Lions, recently donated more than £100 to support young carers in Worcestershire.Read more

Local group raises tuneful amount this Christmas

Redditch Recorder group has raised more than £200 to support young carers in Worcestershire, by playing Christmas carols to passers-by at Sainsburys.Read more

Free life-saving ‘Staying Safe’ website launches

4 Mental Health, an organisation delivering mental health and wellbeing training courses, recently launched a ‘Staying Safe’ website, offering free resources for anyone distressed, thinking about suicide or worried about someone they care about.Read more

YSS Chief Executive to step down

Lorraine Preece, YSS Chief Executive Officer, is stepping down from her role after 16 years working with the organisation.Read more

Local club dances its way to fundraising success

A local line dancing club in Worcester, Route 38, recently donated a whopping £2,500 to YSS  Worcestershire Young Carers, following a day of dancing!Read more

YSS announces new Chair of Trustees

YSS (Your Support Service) is pleased to announce that David Chantler has recently become the new Chair of Trustees for the charity.Read more

Bewdley Rotary Club supports young carers

The Rotary Club of Bewdley recently donated £300 to support young carers in Worcestershire.Read more

YSS volunteers support IPP conference

The IPP (Imprisonment for Public Protection) Conference took place on Tuesday 16 October at HMP Hewell, organised by the Worcester Criminal Justice Affairs Justice Group (CJAG) and was supported by several YSS (Your Support Service) volunteers.Read more

Running club supports young carers for third year

Worcester running club, The Black Pear Joggers, has once again supported Worcestershire Young Carers by donating a whopping £1,747 to independent charity YSS (Your Support Service).Read more

Former young carer raises over one thousand pounds for others like her

Serena Ford, a 25 year old from Redditch, raised a whopping £1,347 by running the Birmingham Half Marathon (in the pouring rain!) in aid of YSS (Your Support Service) Worcestershire Young Carers.Read more

YSS Annual Staff Conference

Yesterday, 16 October 2018, saw the return of YSS’ annual staff conference, which was held at the Wyre Forest Country Park in Bewdley.Read more

Free conference for young people in Herefordshire

A conference organised and constructed by a partnership between young people and partners of No Wrong Door is giving young people in Herefordshire the opportunity to explore the nature of identity and have their voices heard by local decision makers.Read more

Summer activities give young people a confidence boost

A group of young people receiving support from West Mercia charity YSS (Your Support Service) have been busy throughout the summer taking part in a variety of activities.Read more

Worcester City Netball League donates hundreds

Worcester City Netball League recently donated £400 to support young carers in the county, after choosing YSS Worcestershire Young Carers as its charity of the season.Read more

"I wouldn't be where I am today without your help"

ARC (Accessing Resources in the Community) is a service delivered by YSS (Your Support Service) to support 16-24 year olds who are in, or at risk of being involved in, the criminal justice system across West Mercia.Read more

YSS receives health and wellbeing accreditation

YSS is delighted to announce it has recently received accreditation from Worcestershire Works Well, a scheme designed to support businesses to improve the health and wellbeing of their employees.Read more

Motorbike endurance challenge raises hundreds for YSS

On Sunday 26 August YSS Senior Keyworker Andy Shaw tackled a challenge of endurance, riding from 7am to 7pm across challenging terrain on a motorbike and raising hundreds of pounds in the process, which will be used to support some of the most marginalised people in society.Read more

YSS achieves cyber accreditation

Following updates to the General Data Protection Regulator (GDPR) which came into force on May 25, 2018, designed to modernise laws that protect the personal information of individuals, YSS (Your Support Service) is delighted to announce it has received cyber accreditation from Cyber Essentials.Read more

Divert service users enjoy learning to care for horses

A group of young people receiving support from West Mercia charity YSS (Your Support Service) have been busy this summer learning how to care for horses and ponies, as part of ‘Divert’, a YSS service that provides one to one support to 13 to 16 year olds who are involved, or at risk of becoming involved in, the criminal justice system.Read more

Young carers enjoy trip to Blackwell Adventure

Young carers recently enjoyed an action-packed three day trip at Blackwell Adventure, Bromsgrove, kindly organised by John Hughes from the Rotary Club of Royal Leamington Spa and funded by North Worcestershire Rotary Club.Read more