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

Carers Week 2018

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Young carer volunteers to support other people like her

Despite being caring for both her mum and dad, Lucy O’Brien, a 20 year old young adult carer from Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, volunteers at the Worcestershire Young Carers clubs for young carers aged seven – 17.Read more

YSS volunteer shares his story

Read more from YSS volunteer Peter* who has been volunteering with YSS since 2016. This Volunteers’ Week he shares his story below.Read more

Chief Executive delivers speech at HMIP staff development day

YSS Chief Executive, Lorraine Preece, was a guest speaker on 30 May in London at the HMIP (Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons) staff development day.Read more

‘Attending the royal wedding is something I’ll never forget'

On Saturday 19 May Prince Harry and Meghan Markle became husband and wife as they married at St George’s Chapel in Windsor, and proved a day to remember for young carer, Lauren Walton.Read more

Local pub supports vulnerable people

A local Worcester pub recently held a week of varied fundraising events to raise money to support vulnerable people in the community.Read more

Fishing trip gives vulnerable young person a confidence boost

A young person who struggles to socialise and was at risk of disengaging with his education recently enjoyed a fishing trip thanks to funding from West Mercia charity YSS.Read more

YSS attends mental health debate

Lorraine Preece, YSS Chief Executive, is taking part in a debate held by Time to Change Worcestershire, the University of Worcester, Community First Herefordshire and Worcestershire and Worcestershire Community Foundation, during this year’s national Mental Health Awareness Week, to discuss the impact of shame on mental health and wellbeing.Read more

Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

Across all of the services YSS provides, we regularly meet service users who are experiencing mental ill health, and for many, talking to a keyworker is the first time they have been able to talk about these problems before.Read more

Join the race and raise money for young carers

Are you an experienced runner looking for your next challenge? Or perhaps you’re new to running and want to take part in a fun and friendly race? The Black Pear Joggers’ multi-lap marathon could be the event for you! Why not take part and help raise money for two Worcester charities including Worcestershire Young Carers at YSS?Read more

Man with terminal cancer gives back to young carers

A kind-hearted man who was diagnosed with terminal cancer last year recently donated a day of horse riding and activities to young carers in Worcestershire, to ‘give something back’.Read more

James completes hottest London Marathon on record

Hats off to brilliant charity champ James Yelland who completed the London Marathon on Sunday in scorching conditions, and smashed his fundraising target in the process!Read more

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