The Crafty Crafters do it again!

Worcestershire Young Carers is thrilled to be the recipient of a £900 donation from the Crafty Crafters, a knitting group that sells their creations at local fairs and events. The group is a long supporter of Worcestershire Young Carers, but this is a record amount raised to date. Read more

Lottery goes live for YSS

YSS is delighted to be part of the Worcester Community Lottery, a weekly draw that benefits local causes, with a prize fund of up to £25,000. Read more

Open Gardens of Wichenford 2019

YSS is delighted to be one of the charities chosen to benefit from the upcoming Open Gardens of Wichenford event, on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June. Read more

New Through The Gate service for YSS

YSS is delighted to be working in partnership with the Warwickshire and West Mercia Community Rehabilitation Company (WWMCRC) in delivering an innovative Through the Gate service in HMP Hewell and HMP Featherstone. This new service will address the individuals’ needs using the seven reducing re-offending pathways and includes both pre- and post- release support. Read more

Young carers become champions

Ten young carers recently took part in the first Young Carers Champions training session at Warndon Community Centre, Worcester. The afternoon engaged the young people in a range of confidence-building activities and games, aimed at developing public speaking skills. Read more

Off-site activity training a success

YSS Worcestershire Young Carers staff and volunteers recently completed off-site activity training to help prepare them to plan and deliver events in the community. Read more

YSS embraces NCVO ethical principles

YSS is an independent charity supporting some of the most marginalised people in society across Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Telford & Wrekin. A voluntary organisation, YSS signs up to and fully embraces the NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Action) ethical principles. Read more

Two young carers are celebrated with award

Two young carers recently received awards for their outstanding contributions to supporting Worcestershire Young Carers, a service delivered by independent charity YSS, that provides support to more than 500 young carers across Worcestershire. Read more

YSS delivers volunteer mentor training

Last month YSS delivered a two-day training course to participants interested in joining the charity as a volunteer. Read more

Eggs-travagant Easter donation

Local recruitment agency, Randstad Business Support Worcester, recently made an eggs-tra special Easter delivery to YSS Worcestershire Young Carers, donating 50 chocolate Easter eggs. Read more

NAO publishes Transforming Rehabilitation report

The National Audit Office (NAO) has recently  (February) published its report into the implementation of the government's Transforming Rehabilitation programme. Read more

Senior Women in Policing conference celebrates International Women’s Day

Lorraine Preece, Chief Executive at YSS (Your Support Service), an independent charity with more than 30 years of experience in supporting some of the most marginalised people in society across Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin, is today attending the Senior Women in Policing 2019 conference, held in Birmingham. Read more

YSS joins national network of organisations supporting homeless young people

YSS recently became a member of Centrepoint Partnering, a national network of organisations working together to support homeless young people. Read more

YSS marks Young Carers Awareness Day

To mark Young Carers Awareness Day, which took place on Thursday 31 January, YSS keyworkers took part in a range of activities to raise awareness of Worcestershire Young Carers, a service delivered by independent charity YSS (Your Support  Service) that supports more than 450 young carers in the county every year. Read more

New social action programme launches

A new programme targeted at supporting young people to get involved in social action has launched at YSS (Your Support Service). Read more

YSS holds interactive volunteer mentor training course

Staff at YSS recently held a two day interactive volunteer mentor and induction training course, to support volunteers in their roles with the charity. Read more

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