A carer is someone of any age who looks after or provides unpaid support for a family member or friend who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or addiction cannot cope without their support. This includes those receiving carers allowance/young carers grant.
If you're a carer, we want you to gain your qualification in a learning environment that is rewarding and ensures equal opportunities.
We make sure that there are no barriers to entitlement or success at college.
The support we offer
- individual support from your guidance and support adviser
- discussion of course options and help to complete the application and personal statement
- arranging a visit to the college so you can see the facilities
- guidance and advice on funding, childcare, discretionary, accommodation and travel
- introduction to the learning development team, if necessary
- help to get other services, such as college counselling, pastoral support or mental health services
- regular meetings to review how you are getting on
- discussion of how you are progressing with your studies and support for next steps after college
- free yoga and mindfulness classes through the student wellbeing team
Important documents for student carers
Support our student carers – action plan
Going Further for Student Carer Award
We were awarded the Going Further for Student Carers: Recognition Award in March 2019. This recognised our excellent support services available to ensure student carers meet their full potential.