Care Leavers

Are you a Care Leaver? If so, there is a lot of support available to you within Edge Hill University.

We recognise that starting a course at university and moving to a new place can be exciting, but also confusing. You may find you have a maze of information and procedures to deal with, that’s why we are committed to offering you extra support you might need throughout your time at university.

As a care leaver studying at Edge Hill you may be eligible for:

  • A room in the University Halls of Residence for 365 days a year for the 3 years of your degree course, if you want it.
  • An annual bursary of £1000 is available up to a maximum of three years.

You could also be entitled to further funding through our University Hardship Fund. Download the University Hardship Fund application forms.

The support however doesn’t stop here!  Carol Swift is your designated key contact while at Edge Hill. She can work with you offering guidance and support, to ensure you make the most of your time at University and complete your course successfully. Carol is an Inclusion Officer in Student Services and can be found in the SIC Building.

If you don’t want to live in halls the Accommodation Team can also support you in your search for accommodation both during term time and during the vacation period.  All these teams can be found in the Student Information Centre (SIC).

To ensure that you receive the support you are entitled to during your time at Edge Hill, make sure you come along to Student Services and make yourself known to Carol Swift.
Student Services is here to help you help yourself and contacting Carol couldn’t be easier. You can either call into Student Services, call her on 01695 584657 or email her on

Foyer Residents

(Supported Accommodation)

If you are a young person who has been made homeless and placed in supported accommodation by your Local Authority you may also be eligible to receive the Care Leavers Bursary.

Please contact Carol Swift who will assess if this is possible.

Useful links

A National Voice
Care Leavers Association


Coram Voice

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