Carers project is charity of the year

Raised profile: Helen Mather of Sheffield Young Carers Project collects the Charity of the Year award from Chamber President Suzanne Liversidge.
Raised profile: Helen Mather of Sheffield Young Carers Project collects the Charity of the Year award from Chamber President Suzanne Liversidge.
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Sheffield Young Carers Project has been named Sheffield Chamber of Commerce Charity of the Year for 2012/13.

The organisation, which provides support for children and young adults who care for someone at home, says more than 2,000 under-16 year olds in Sheffield are caring for someone, usually a family member, who may be suffering from physical or mental illness, disability or substance misuse.

Liz Church, from Sheffield Young Carers Project, said: “Our partnership with the Chamber will enable us to raise our profile significantly, as well as attracting a range of support, including business advice.

“We’re keen to ensure we make the most of all income generation opportunities available to us in this challenging economic period and we would welcome business advice, networking opportunities and support from members.

“We’re also keen to hear from members who would value the chance to develop a longer term connection with our cause as a trustee, which can be a really rewarding experience.”

Sheffield Young Carers Project takes over from Kickstart Community Programmes as the Chamber Charity of the Year. For more information about Sheffield Young Carers Project visit www.sheffieldyoungcarers.org.uk or call 0114 258 4595.