YSS ” A day in the life of a Young Carer” film launch event

The official launch event for the YSS Worcestershire Young Carers promotional film, produced by the Fixers organisation, took place at Worcester College of Technology. The event was a huge success and brought to an end a very successful joint project with Fixers that ran for around 12 months. The plan now is to incorporate this film into a full presentation and roll it out into schools and colleges, as well as other agencies and services around the county in order to raise awareness around the issues facing young carers.

It was a joint event, launching 3 other film projects too: sociABLE – a project by a group of disabled students at Worcester College of Technology; Blazin’ Highs – a film looking at the dangers of synthetic highs and Doors to employment – a film made by residents of Worcester and Redditch YMCA’s looking at the problems they face finding employment.   

Worcester College of Technology very kindly offered the use of their theatre for the evening and the event was supported by their in-house technicians. The event was attended by around 50 people including young people/service users of all of the projects, with YSS Worcestershire Young Carers being especially well represented. They were joined by project staff from each organisation as well as Fixers staff, college staff, and friends and families of all involved. The guest of honour was Worcester City Mayor, Pat Agar.

 

The event was hosted by Fixers Young People Co-ordinator, Nithee Kotecha, who introduced each project. Each film was preceded by a short introduction from some of the young people involved in each project. For Young Carers, Linzi Aston, Emma Pugh, Becky Rowe and Sarah Rowe did a fantastic job of telling the audience about our project, why we chose to do it and what we plan to do with it in the future.

 

After all of the projects were shown, each of the young people involved were presented with a certificate from the guest of honour, Mayor Pat Agar and then enjoyed a delicious buffet prepared by the catering students at the Worcester College.

 

 

 

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