Big news for young carers!

Following a recent Worcestershire County Council tendering process, YSS is delighted to announce that we have been successful in our bid to continue delivering the Worcestershire Young Carers project, for the next 3 years. YSS have held this contract since 2003 and the award of the new contract is a testament to all of the great work YSS has carried out over those previous years.

We now have the opportunity to continue reaching more and more young carers from across the county who will benefit from the projects support. We are currently supporting 269, ( aged 7-24 inclusive) yet we know from the 2011 census that there are potentially over 3000 young carers in Worcestershire.

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Young Carers visit Birmingham’s German market

Our young carers were involved in the tendering process and consultations with them will continue to influence the service as it moves forward. The Young Carers Voice is very important to us and we highly value their feedback too.

Lorraine Preece, YSS CEO, praised the work done by the YSS Worcestershire Young Carers team, over the past 13 years and said” I am absolutely delighted that YSS has been awarded this contract and can now continue to help improve lives of young carers across the county. “

Angela Parton, YSS Operations Director added “ We are thrilled that this project working with this often hidden group of young people can now develop further and will continue to be run by YSS. We are also delighted that Neil Philips has been appointed as Senior Key Worker to lead the team.”

Young Adult Carer Lauren Walton was very pleased and said “Knowing that young carers is still going to be run by YSS is great news and also a bit of a relief. The way they run things is so smooth and so considerate of us as young carers that it would be so bizarre if another company took over. They have made such a positive difference to many young carers lives, including my own, and I can’t wait to see what they have in store for us over the next few years!”

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Young carers enjoy a fishing trip

For more information on the YSS Worcestershire Young Carers Service please see www.yss.org.uk/young-carers or contact our dedicated line 01905 619 886

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