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.
Thursday 26 January is Young Carers Awareness Day, a national day of recognition for the UK’s 700,000 young carers.
SYC is delighted to be working in partnership with Learn Sheffield, the school improvement agency, on an exciting one-year project with local schools.
We’re extremely proud to announce that we’ve won an award for ‘Outstanding Achievement in Supporting Young People’.
We are delighted to announce that long-term supporter and MP, Paul Blomfield, has become our new patron!
On Thursday 10 November, the High Sheriff of South Yorkshire Dr Julie MacDonald DL hosted a special fundraising event to raise much-needed funds for Sheffield Young Carers.
We may have found our most committed supporter yet! On Friday 29th April, Dave Richardson strapped on a 50lb backpack and set off on a 338.25-mile route over 8000ft peaks, right across the Greek island of Crete.
On 30 April 2016 we bid a very fond farewell to our lovely VOYCE team. Staff members Kath Fitzpatrick, Ruth Lawson and Louise Wright had all worked tirelessly during their time on this four-and-a-half-year, Big Lottery-funded project, in partnership with local youth organisations Chilypep and Interchange.