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About Young Carers Revolution

Young Carers Revolution is a movement of change for young carers in York. By developing our voice and using it well, we can make a positive difference to issues which we face.

YCR’s Sami Speaks at the Dinner of Dreams Ball

YCR founding member Sami recently attended The Cooperative’s Dinner of Dreams ball. The ball which was in aid of raising money for Young Adult Carers was attended by over 800 guests, including Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal. The Cooperative … Continue reading

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New BLOG

The new BLOG is up! In light of the new project starting, the YCR crew have been working really hard. Over the last few sessions they have worked with Lyrical artist and rapper Liam ‘Kritikal’ Powers and illustrator Becki Harper … Continue reading

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A New Journey

Well the YCR crew are well on their way to the next step of the revolution. After years of expressing the need to address young carers within Primary schools, we have finally been approved funding in which to carry out … Continue reading

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Young Carers Revolution x MPs! by Emma

As part of carer’s week the YCR crew had planned an event to meet with MPs and other important people to discuss the following topics: Transitions : Employment : Social Care : Education : Hidden carers : Welfare Reforms : Mental health   

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YCR Host MPs Event!

Watch this space for the forthcoming report and more pictures from the crew.

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Good and Ready!

Preparations have reached full pace during the last two weeks as the YCR crew get ready for their Event with the Houses of Parliament Outreach service! The group worked with Kym Kitching and Kirsty Wolff from York St John Uni’s … Continue reading

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“Prepared to Care?” is a Carers Week Event hosted by Young Carers Revolution in partnership with the Parliamentary Outreach Service. Carers of all ages and the organisations that support them are welcome at the event. The event will feature round table discussions on … Continue reading

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Sami presents at the Carers Strategy Group

On Wednesday 17th April I was invited to attend the Carers Strategy meeting at the new City of York Council offices, which was interesting to look around. The purpose of the meeting was to see how the Carers Strategy Group … Continue reading

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The Carers Charity Dinner By Cat

The young adult carers charity dinner was a formal event in which carers, raised awareness about the issues they faced. To do this they made speeches between the courses of a slap up 3 course meal. Also after the speeches … Continue reading

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YCR Response to ‘Dream Again’ City of York Children & Young People’s Plan

The City of York Children & Young People’s Plan is called ‘Dream Again’. YCR members looked at the plan and discussed the five identified priorities for where extra work is needed. The priorities are: Helping all children and young people … Continue reading

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YCR meet the Clinical Commissioning Group

YCR were delighted to be invited to meet with Fliss Wood from the Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). The meeting had been set up after Liz Langwade from York Carers Centre had met Fliss at the CCG public … Continue reading

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The Children & Young People’s Plan

YCR were in action again this month at the Inspired Youth offices at YSJ Phoenix Centre.   The group came together to look at progress that had been made since the last session.   They learned that their work on … Continue reading

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YCR …and a Ball of String

YCR were in full effect this week with members coming together to talk about a number of opportunities that are on the horizon. The group members, aged between 9 and 21, met at Inspired Youth’s Offices at York St John … Continue reading

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YCR at the Inside Parliament Workshop

YCR member Aidan with Daniel Wood from the Houses of Parliament Outreach Service and Ed Poulter from Involve Yorkshire & Humber. The session was really useful and showed us how we can have an influence on issues by engaging with … Continue reading

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YCR Support Launch of Carers Card

YCR hits the headlines in the local press once more following their presentation at the launch of the Young Carers Card. Well done to the presentation team you did YCR proud! Picture courtesy of the York & District Advertiser, you … Continue reading

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YCR Present to Headteachers Conference in York

Aidan, Imogen and Emma receive applause from an audience of Headteachers after their informative and challenging presentation! Watch this space for the feedback.

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Sophee meets MP Julian Sturdy

Conservative MP Julian Sturdy follows up his debate on Young Carers issues with a day shadowing Carers Centre staff.   He even dropped in to meet YCR founder member Sophee at her home. You can see Julian Sturdy’s comments here : … Continue reading

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Sami Represents YCR at Number 10 Downing Street!

Well done Sami for representing YCR at a reception with the Prime Minister at Number 10 Downing Street!   Click the logo to see the fantastic story in the press!

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YCR Welcome Event

Young Carers Revolution began the next stages of their plan for world domination; by inviting new young carers to join the campaign. The crew planned a media training day to help inform the new members of how to deal with … Continue reading

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Representing as Regional Winners at the Vinspired Awards at O2!!!

YCR Members Ash, Seb, Amie, Sami, Natatsha and Aidan outside the O2 Arena where they were invited along with many other inspirational young people to represent as Regional V-Award Winners!

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