Two young carers recently received awards for their outstanding contributions to supporting Worcestershire Young Carers, a service delivered by independent charity YSS, that provides support to more than 500 young carers across Worcestershire.

On Thursday 28 March, the annual young people ‘Tryangle Awards’ run by Worcestershire youth charity, Young Solutions, made its return, where not one, but two brilliant young carers who are supported by YSS won awards.

Both winners in the ‘Good Friends and Carers’ category, Josh Tobyn and Kaitlyn Potter won their awards following their support of Worcestershire Young Carers Education Link Worker, David King’s, work in their schools.

In his role as Education Link Worker, David works with schools to raise awareness about young carers. He delivers assemblies to pupils and presents to staff teams, working to identify young carers 'champions' in each organisation and supports schools to partake in the national 'Young Carers in Schools' programme.

Jon Cawdron, Worcestershire Young Carers Senior Project Coordinator, explained: “Both Kaitlyn and Josh demonstrated immense courage, delivering assemblies in front of their friends and school peers to raise awareness of the impact that being a young carer has on their lives. Their ability to speak out about what they go through has directly resulted in other pupils at their schools coming forward as young carers and accessing the support they need.”

David added: “Nominating Josh and Kaitlyn was a no-brainer. Both of their assemblies were so powerful and I can’t thank them enough for helping me. I am delighted that they have both won this well-deserved award and that the judges were able to appreciate their hard work as much as I have.”

If you would like to find out more about Worcestershire Young Carers please click here, or if you are an educational professional and would like David to visit your school, please contact 01905 619 886.