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.
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…
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!
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.
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.
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
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:
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.
'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!
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.
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.
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.