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

Carers Week 2018

Throughout this year’s Carers Week, which takes place from Monday 11 to Sunday 17 June, we are raising awareness of young carers in Worcestershire, highlighting the work that young carers do and helping them, along with their families, to access appropriate support.Read more

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