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

Kind-hearted club supports young carers

Kind-hearted members of a women’s organisation in Kidderminster recently donated more than £600 to support young carers in Worcestershire.Read more

Community Rehabilitation Contracts set to end two years early

Following from the House of Commons Justice Committee’s report on Transforming Rehabilitation which outlined the failings that the reforms could ever deliver effective probation services, on Friday 27 July the Ministry of Justice said that it would end its community rehabilitation contracts two years early.Read more

Two Young Ambassadors join YSS

On Tuesday 24 July YSS Operations Director Debb Grantham and Senior Practitioner Jessica Whitfield completed the final phase in the recruitment of YSS Young Ambassadors.Read more

Theatre group donates hundreds to young carers

A family orientated amateur theatre group in Areley Kings, Stourport on Severn, recently donated £300 to support young carers in Worcestershire.Read more

YSS delighted to announce accreditation

At YSS accreditation and awards are something we’re very proud of, so we are delighted to announce that we were recently reassessed for the Matrix Standard and, as a result, are accredited for a further three years.Read more

Droitwich Lions Ladies supports young carers

Droitwich Lions Ladies recently donated £250 to support young carers in Worcestershire.Read more

United front on homelessness in Worcester

Worcester Cares is a united approach to tackling homelessness in Worcester that brings together local charities, the police, local businesses, the city council, churches and many other organisations to coordinate their efforts and work.Read more

Young carers enjoy sunny festival weekend

Eleven young carers recently enjoyed a weekend away at the annual Young Carers Festival, thanks to generous support from the Margaret Westwood Memorial Trust.Read more

Employability Day 2018

Today, Friday 29 June, is UK Employability Day, a day of celebration for organisations helping jobseekers to gain and progress in work. Coordinated by the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA), hundreds of organisations are raising awareness about what they do to help people into work.Read more

Local club donates hundreds to young carers

Kind-hearted members of the Droitwich Inner Wheel Club have recently donated a whopping £750 to Worcestershire Young Carers at YSS.Read more

Justice Committee ‘unconvinced’ transforming rehabilitation reforms can deliver effective probation service

The House of Commons Justice Committee today launched its report on Transforming Rehabilitation where they remain ‘unconvinced’ transforming rehabilitation reforms can deliver effective probation services.Read more

Young carer urges donations to support local service

Lauren Walton, a 22 year old from Worcester, is a young carer for her dad, Stephen. Lauren has been supported by Worcestershire Young Carers for 11 years, and is urging people to donate to YSS during this year’s Carers Week.Read more

Young carer supports mum with dementia

Ashley Little, a 22 year old from Redditch in Worcestershire has been caring for his mum Tracy who has early-onset dementia, for three years.Read more