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 the extra support you might need during 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 three years of your degree course, if you want it.
  • An annual bursary of £1000 for up to a maximum of three years.

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

Craig Donaldson is your designated key contact while at Edge Hill. He can work with you to offer guidance and support, helping you to make the most of your time at University and complete your course successfully. Craig is the Student Transitions and Support Advisor in Student Services and can be found in the Student Information Centre (SIC)

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 the vacation period.

To ensure that you receive the support you are entitled to during your time at Edge Hill, make sure you come along to the SIC and make yourself known to Craig. Contacting Craig couldn’t be easier – you can either call into Student Services, call him on 01695 650945 or email him 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 Leaver Bursary.

Please contact Craig Donaldson who will assess if this is possible.

Useful links

A National Voice
Care Leavers Association
Coram Voice
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