A carer is someone who provides unpaid care to a partner, child or relative with a physical or mental illness, disability or addiction. This can sometimes mean providing help and support to siblings and other family members too. Some people start caring at a very young age and may not realise that they are carers. For some carers, coming to University can present its own challenges and often involves juggling studies alongside travel home and additional caring responsibilities. However, you are not alone and there is a range of support, information and advice available to help you manage it all.
If you are a carer or know someone who is they can contact the Advice Unit and we can discuss the options and support available both within the Guild, University and also external organisations and charities.
Further information can be found below:
The Advice Unit provides free, impartial and confidential advice on a range of things including housing, finance, academic, and wellbeing. Please get in contact if you would like any advice or information – email@example.com or call 01392 723520 or pop in and see us Monday – Friday 11-1pm. Level 1 + Forum.
University Wellbeing Services
The Wellbeing Service can offer a range of services to support students during personal difficulties or through emotional worries and can help students get the most of out their University experience. They are based at Reed Mews - Wellbeing Centre, Phone: 01392 724381 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bright Futures offers support to Young Carers (aged 14-17) and Young Adult Carers (aged 18-24) to help them get the skills, confidence and help they need to manage periods of transition and change in order to build their resilience and improve their future life chances. This is funded by the Big Lottery and being delivered by the Devon-based charities TTVS, Westbank and Unite. To contact please call 01392 824752.
Carers UK provide expert advice, information and support to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don't have to care alone. The offer expert telephone advice and support service if you want to talk about caring. If you're looking for answers, our online information and support is the best place to start. http://www.carersuk.org/