YSS Worcestershire Young Carers (WYC) have been enjoying the Christmas festivities with a Christmas party and ice skating topping off a busy couple of weeks. 

WYC staff have also been delivering food hampers to local Worcestershire families this week.  The food was collected by the staff and congregation at Bewdley Baptist Church, who have been supporters of Worcestershire Young Carers for many years now.

Young carers have enjoyed a number of clubs and activities, which give a chance for them to enjoy the season's festivities away from their caring role. This has included a Christmas party and an ice skating trip to Webbs of Wychbold. The skating was funded by the Rotary Club of Worcester who generously bought along gifts for the young people as well as hot drinks on their arrival. 

Jon Cawdron, WYC Senior Co-ordinator, said: "It's been great to see so many of our young carers enjoying themselves and having important time out and just having fun. We're really grateful to all our supporters, and particularly to the Rotary Club of Worcester and Bewdley Baptist Church for their generous donations, which have enabled us to spread even more festive joy!"

Worcestershire Young Carers is delivered by YSS, a Worcester based charity that provides community based support for families, young adults and adults throughout West Mercia. The Worcestershire Young Carers service supports nearly 600 children and young adults from 7 to 24, who have a caring role at home. The team provides one to one counselling, monthly youth clubs and activities, an Education Link Worker who works with schools and colleges throughout the county to identify and support young carers, and a Young Carer Ambassador Programme funded by #iwill2018 which focuses on public speaking, presentation and employment skills.