Caring for yourself at Christmas

Caring for yourself at Christmas

We hope you all have a fantastic festive break! But we know that Christmas can sometimes be hard, particularly if you’re a young carer.

Our offices will be closed from Monday 24th December (Christmas Eve) until Wednesday 2nd January but if you need to speak to someone during this time, we’re including some useful contact numbers below. We’ve also pulled together a few top tips for keeping yourself well this Christmas.

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Stop the Clock Research and Action Event

Stop the Clock Research and Action Event

Despite strong wind and rain, Sheffield Young Carers’ first Research and Action Event on 28th November 2018 was a great success. Held at Sheffield Hallam University and supported by South Yorkshire Futures, we welcomed guests from across Sheffield and as far afield as York and Milton Keynes.

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'Healthy 4 life' with SYC's Family Project

'Healthy 4 life' with SYC's Family Project

Healthy 4 Life: Giving cared-for parents the chance to develop new skills, build resilience and gain confidence.

Using a whole family approach, the Family Project works with young carers and their cared-for parents to look at ways of supporting families to reduce the impact of caring upon the young carer.

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Carers Rights Day 2018

Carers Rights Day 2018

Each year Carers UK hold Carers Rights Day to help carers know their rights and find out how to get the help and support they are entitled to.

To help celebrate the day, here are just a few simple ways that you can raise awareness and build support for young carers in Sheffield:

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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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