Happy holidays at SYC!

Happy holidays at SYC!

We’re sad to say that summer is nearly over… but what a summer we’ve had here at Sheffield Young Carers!

We got into the swing of things with a trip to Altitude High Ropes Adventure Course where young carers braved 34 different obstacles including…

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Struggling through summer

Struggling through summer

For most children and young people, the summer holidays are a cause for celebration. Weeks of messing about with friends, playing on the PS4 - or sometimes just doing as little as possible! For young carers however, the opposite can often be true.

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Young carers 'jump' into Carers Week

Young carers 'jump' into Carers Week

 

Carers Week is a national campaign which aims to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. This year we organised a whole host of events…

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Young carers urge Theresa May to act

Young carers urge Theresa May to act

On Wednesday 23rd May, eight extremely excited young carers headed down to London for a very special meeting... with Prime Minister Theresa May no less!

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Some very welcome visitors

Some very welcome visitors

On Thursday 26 April, we welcomed two friendly buffaloes into the SYC offices... Not your regular four-legged, grass-grazing buffaloes, but Ian Gregory and Paul Templeton (pictured here with Katie, our fundraiser) from the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes. 

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If you go down to the woods today...

If you go down to the woods today...

On a cold and wet Thursday in April, a group of hardy explorers from Sheffield Young Carers’ Family Project set out on an adventure. Their mission: to spot squirrels, splash in puddles, build dens and cook on a campfire.

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Ready, steady... Jump!

Ready, steady... Jump!

Over the Easter break, young carers visited Jump Inc trampoline park in Sheffield to bounce, leap, climb and bounce some more – a lot more! All three of our groups (8-12 year-olds from the North, 8-12 year-olds from the South, and our 12+ young carers) had a brilliant time

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Young carers from Sheffield to meet Prime Minister

Young carers from Sheffield to meet Prime Minister

Last week was an incredible week. Not just for young carers in Sheffield but for young carers from all over the UK.

On Wednesday 28 February, Paul Blomfield - the MP for Sheffield Central and our brilliant Patron - asked Prime Minister Theresa May the first question during Prime Minister's Questions:

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Big Lottery boost secures vital service for young carers

Big Lottery boost secures vital service for young carers

We're extremely excited to announce that we've received a whopping £295,078 grant from the Big Lottery Fund to fund our vital new Today for Tomorrow project. 

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All aboard with SYC's Action Group

All aboard with SYC's Action Group

'Ahoy there! In February half term, members of SYC’s Action Group spent a day on the Ethel Barge. Setting sail from Victoria Quays and cruising through the former industrial heartland of Sheffield towards Tinsley, they took in the sights, helped operate the locks and all took turns to steer the boat – a real highlight and something they will never forget!

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JOB VACANCY - Assistant Project Worker

JOB VACANCY - Assistant Project Worker

We have a vacancy for a highly motivated Young People’s Assistant Project Worker who will work with young carers aged 8-25 and their families. The work will include supporting in the planning and facilitating of groups across the city.

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Free travel for young carers - sign our petition

Free travel for young carers - sign our petition

We're delighted to announce that Sheffield Heeley MP Louise Haigh has launched a new petition to call for free travel for young carers in Sheffield, in partnership with Sheffield Young Carers.

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Give young carers a break!

Give young carers a break!

Thursday 25 January is Young Carers Awareness Day, a national day of recognition for the UK’s 700,000 young carers. With an estimated 7,300 young carers in Sheffield alone, we'd love you to join our campaign and help us to ‘Give Young Carers a Break’.

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Having Our Say on Carers Rights Day

Having Our Say on Carers Rights Day

This Carers Rights Day, we were very excited to support three brave young carers to represent young carers from all over the city by meeting with two local MPs to share their concerns and ideas.

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Rights Day Round-Up!

Rights Day Round-Up!

Friday 24th November was Carers Rights Day, the national awareness-raising day organised by Carers UK to promote the rights of carers all over the UK. This year, we were involved in lots of exciting events to mark the day.

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Festive Fun-Fun-Fundraising

Festive Fun-Fun-Fundraising

'Tis the season for festive fundraising... so get those Christmas jumpers on and step into the festive season with us! Whether you're stocking up on Christmas food, looking  for last-minute stocking fillers or born to party, there's an event with your name on it.

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Carers Rights Day 2017

Carers Rights Day 2017

Friday 24th November is Carers Rights Day, the national awareness-raising day organised by Carers UK to promote the rights of carers all over the UK. This year we’re involved in lots of exciting events to mark the day.

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Funding success!

Funding success!

As a small charity operating in a difficult financial climate, we rely heavily on the support we receive from local and national trusts and foundations, as well as companies, local groups and individual fundraisers. Without their help, we simply...

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New support for young adult carers

New support for young adult carers

From October 2017, we’re excited to be launching some new groups for young adult carers aged 16-25, in partnership with Sheffield Carers Centre and Door 43.

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NCS Programme for young carers - sign up now!

NCS Programme for young carers - sign up now!

We’re pleased to announce an exciting National Citizens Service (NCS) programme aimed specifically at young carers aged 15-24.

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