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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Boots, blisters - and beautiful views!

Boots, blisters - and beautiful views!

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.

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Living it up with the Lord Mayor!

Living it up with the Lord Mayor!

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.

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Perfect treat for Porsche-mad Jack

Perfect treat for Porsche-mad Jack

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!

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Sheffield Young Carers' super summer!

Sheffield Young Carers' super summer!

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...

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Yes We Care: New guide for young carers considering Higher Education

Yes We Care: New guide for young carers considering Higher Education

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:

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Incredible people caring for carers

Incredible people caring for carers

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.

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Carers Week 2017: Building a Carer Friendly Sheffield!

Carers Week 2017: Building a Carer Friendly Sheffield!

 

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.

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