Young carer chosen to attend Royal wedding

YSS is delighted to announce that a young carer, Lauren Walton, who receives support from YSS Worcestershire Young Carers, has been chosen to attend the Royal wedding of HRH Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle this summer.Read more

Worcestershire Young Carers Newsletter

The latest Worcestershire Young Carers newsletter is available to read, packed full of good news stories, important diary dates and new features, including '5 minutes with a young carer'.Read more

Young carers go tobogganing!

Yesterday on Thursday 5 April, 14 young carers enjoyed a trip to Tamworth Snowdome as part of the Easter activities arranged by Worcestershire Young Carers, a service delivered by West Mercia charity YSS.Read more

YSS becomes accredited employer with Working for Carers

YSS is delighted to announce that it is now an accredited employer with Working for Carers, a not-for-profit initiative that works with employers in the South West and Midlands to identify and support carers in their workforce.Read more

Eggs-travagant Easter donation

Worcestershire recruitment agency, Hewett Recruitment, recently held a charity Easter egg collection for young carers in the county.Read more

YSS supports campaign to reduce use of short prison sentences

YSS has pledged its support of a new campaign from the Revolving Doors Agency to reduce the use of short prison sentences.Read more

Shop with Amazon and raise money for YSS

You can help raise vital funds for YSS thanks to a new charity scheme launched by Amazon.The online retailer recently launched a new initiative called Amazon Smile, which donates 0.5% of the net purchase price of eligible items to charity at no cost to the customer.Read more

YSS attends Perrywood primary school’s Founders Day

On Friday 9 March YSS Education link worker, working as part of Worcestershire Young Carers, David King, visited Perrywood primary school in Worcester to raise awareness of young carers as part of the school’s #youthquake event.Read more

Multi-lap marathon raises over one thousand pounds for young carers

The Black Pear Joggers, a friendly running club in Worcester, recently donated a whopping £1,145 to West Mercia charity YSS to support young carers in the county.Read more

Two young carers are celebrated with award

Last night saw the return of Worcestershire’s annual young people awards run by Worcestershire youth charity, Young Solutions, where not one, but two brilliant young carers who are supported by YSS’s Worcestershire Young Carers service won awards!Read more

Mindfulness and music therapy session eases anxiety

Last week three service users from the Employment Support Programme (ESP) run by YSS took part in a mindfulness and music therapy session.Read more

Easter activities for young carers announced

Worcestershire Young Carers has been successfully delivered by YSS since 2003 and supports more than 400 young carers from across Worcestershire every year.Read more

Manchester City Football Club supports young person back into education

Manchester City Football Club (MCFC) kindly donated two tickets to a football game at Etihad Stadium to West Mercia charity YSS, to support a young person referred to the charity’s ‘Divert’ service.Read more

Creative craft group donates hundreds to young carers

The ‘Crafty Crafters’, a group of four creative women in Worcestershire, recently donated a whopping £800 to YSS in support of young carers in Worcestershire.Read more

YSS CEO gives evidence to justice select committee to improve probation services

On Tuesday 27 February Lorraine Preece, Chief Executive at YSS, a charity working across the whole of West Mercia to support some of the most marginalised people in society, gave evidence to the Justice Select Committee in Westminster on Transforming Rehabilitation.Read more

YSS CEO to give evidence to Justice Select Committee in Westminster

Lorraine Preece, Chief Executive at YSS, a West Mercia charity supporting some of the most marginalised people in society, will today give evidence to the Justice Select Committee in Westminster on transforming rehabilitation.Read more

Princess Anne supports veterans at charity event

Yesterday Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal attended an event in Shropshire organised by West Mercia charity YSS, as well as Ubique and The Veteran’s Contact Point. .Read more

Lego training gives staff new skills

YSS staff working to deliver EnHance, a service commissioned by Shropshire Local Authority that provides targeted early help support for children, young people and their families, recently took part in Lego Bricks training in Shropshire.Read more

Young carers have ‘great expectations’ for theatre performance

In February West Mercia charity YSS took 13 young carers to watch a performance of the Dickens classic, Great Expectations, at Malvern Theatres.Read more

YSS staff receive NLP training

Staff at independent charity YSS recently completed Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) training. Using different interventions to change feelings and thought processes, the training provided staff with a new set of skills in order to engage, motivate and empower some of the most marginalised people in society.Read more

Shropshire to receive royal visit

YSS, an independent charity working across West Mercia, is very proud to announce that their Patron, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, will join a dissemination event in Shropshire which celebrates the work of ‘Remember Veterans’, a project funded by the Armed Forces Covenant and give the Keynote Address.Read more

Young carer raises money to help people like her

An inspirational young carer who helps to look after her mum and dad has raised more than £60 to support other people like her, by holding a ‘dress down day’ at her school and donating the funds to Worcestershire Young Carers, a service delivered by independent charity YSS.Read more

Droitwich Lions donates hundreds to support young carers

Droitwich Lions recently donated hundreds of pounds to support young carers in Worcestershire, following a fundraising ukulele concert held at Droitwich Working Mens Club in November last year.Read more