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’.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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...
We’re pleased to announce an exciting National Citizens Service (NCS) programme aimed specifically at young carers aged 15-24.
We did it! On Saturday 23rd September we successfully completed the Peak District Challenge to raise vital funds for young carers from all over Sheffield. Eight staff members, trustees and friends of SYC completed one of two testing physical challenges - the Back Before Dark 10k and the 25k Copper Challenge.
We're delighted to announce a series of fantastic fundraising events in aid of the Lord Mayor's Charity Fund. From side-splitting comedy to top-notch grub, there's something for everyone.
On the 5th of September, the Porsche Centre in Sheffield gave a warm welcome to Jack, one of the young carers we support. The morning started with a tour of the showroom and a look around the workshop to see where the mechanical magic happens!
We’ve just returned from an action-packed summer holiday filled with fun and creative activities. Our Family Fun Day hosted by Sheffield City College enabled young carers and their families to...
We're really excited to announce the launch of a new booklet called 'Yes We Care' for young carers considering Higher Education. Lots of young carers helped write the booklet and it contains loads of useful information on:
As part of Carers Week 2017, SYC nominated two organisations for 'Caring for Carers' Awards, to acknowledge and thank them for the brilliant work they do to help young carers.
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. Sheffield has an estimated 7,300 young carers.
All over Sheffield, people came together to raise awareness and offer support for young and adult carers.
On 30th May, 30 young carers had a wonderful time being the first to get an exclusive play of their ‘story bomb’ radio play, which was written and recorded by young carers during February half term at Hybrid3 Studios.
We are delighted to receive support from the local charitable trust, JG Graves, and from Trusthouse Charitable Foundation for our one-to-one work with young carers. We thank them to providing these vital grants that allow us to provide practical and emotional support to help young carers develop the confidence, resilience, skills and knowledge they need to cope with their caring.
Following years of support for SYC, the new Lord Mayor, Cllr Anne Murphy, has chosen Sheffield Young Carers as one of her charities of the year, alongside four other local charities (Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind, Dementia Action Alliance, ArtWorks and Sheffield Hospital Charity Renal Unit).
We are over the moon to announce that BBC Children in Need has awarded Sheffield Young Carers £29,014 over three years to continue the work of our amazing Action Group.
Our Action Group was set up in 2015 to support young carers to build their skills, to help design and run our service, and to influence local, regional and national services and policies affecting young carers.