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.
SYC were delighted to receive a special award from the High Sheriff of South Yorkshire, Julie Macdonald for all the work we do to support young carers in Sheffield. SYC were invited to the High Sherriff’s Legal Service at Sheffield Cathedral on Sunday 2nd April, followed by a reception in the Cutlers Hall to mark to end of Julie’s year in office.
This Easter holidays, it was “All Aboard” as ten young carers enjoyed an amazing adventure on the Ethel Barge. The Ethel Trust Community Barge is a local charity, providing boating trips to a community groups. Safe in the hands of the Trust’s experienced crew, the group set sail from Victoria Quays and leisurely made its way down the canal to Tinsley, taking in all the sights and scenery of the waterways that are normally hidden from view.
We are delighted to announce that one of our lovely trustees, Cathy Sinclair, is taking on the Virgin Money London Marathon to support young carers in Sheffield.
Sheffield Young Carers had a brilliant time at the University of Sheffield, learning emergency first aid skills kindly delivered by their medical students.
On Sunday the 5th March 2017, we were delighted to accept a cheque for the sum of £3,000 from the Pride of Dinnington Lodge 4176 of the Royal Antideluvian Order of Buffaloes.