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Young Adult Carers

Support we offer

The Student Support Team are here to provide support for students with a caring responsibility. We understand that every students’ circumstances are different and with that in mind, we work with you to create a personalised package of support.

Here are some ways we might be able to help:

Pre-Entry Support
Dedicated 1-1 pastoral support
Careers support


The Student Support team offer a mix of in-person and virtual appointments.

Who is a young adult carer?

Young adult carers are:

  • Aged between 18 and 25
  • People who care for, or look after, a family member, friend or other individual, due to disability, chronic or terminal illness, mental health difficulty or drug/alcohol dependency or another reason.

Learn more about young adult carers.

Claiming Carers’ Allowance

Studying full time may have an impact on your eligibility to access Carers Allowance. Usually, full-time students are not eligible to claim Carer’s Allowance. If you are already claiming Carers’ Allowance prior to starting your degree, your eligibility for this benefit will cease when you enrol. It is important that you ensure to notify the Benefits Agency that you have started full-time study to make sure you do not receive any overpayment.

Find out more about Carers Allowance eligibility from the .gov website.

Useful resources for young adult carers