Worcestershire Young Carers

Agent Details
Worcestershire Young Carers
Polysec House, Blackpole Trading Estate West,
Hindlip Lane,
01905 619 886
Operating in Redditch and Bromsgrove
Additional Details
The YSS Worcestershire Young Carers and Young Adult Carers service exists to support young people who have a caring responsibility at home. While for Young Carers we focus in supporting them to look at more positive futures, for Young Adult Carers we place a focus on helping them maintain their education, employment, or training. We support young people in the following ways: - Our Worcestershire Young Carers team offers opportunities for young people to take a break from their care role, meet other Young Carers and have fun. Giving them vital respite breaks helps our young people to build their confidence and get involved in fun activities. - A child’s responsibilities at home should not stop them achieving. Our staff and volunteers work one-to-one with our most vulnerable young people to support them to be emotionally well and successful. In addition to this, our two key workers work with other organisations, such as schools, to raise awareness about Young Carers, and ensure that our young people are actively working towards a positive future. - YSS also looks to raise awareness of the issues that Young Carers face. Locally, we talk to school staff and other children and families’ workers to ensure they are skilled around how to support Young Carers. - All Young Carers receive our quarterly newsletter which highlights all the upcoming activities to get involved with, as well as ongoing text and telephone support wherever needed. We carry out regular reviews of our Young Carers’ needs to make sure we are meeting them as effectively as possible.