Who can we help?

A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends due to illness, disability, mental health problems or addiction, who could not manage without this help. This includes those in receipt of carers allowance or young carers grant.

New College Lanarkshire will ensure that student carers can gain their qualification in a learning environment that is rewarding and ensures equal opportunities. Our commitment is to support you in every way we can; to assist in removing barriers and to help to ensure you have the best possible experience with us. 


How we help you?

We will support you to overcome any additional barriers created by any life circumstances which may affect your attendance, progression, and achievement on your chosen programme of study. 

As a student carer we will:

  • provide you with a named staff contact, a Student Adviser.
  • provide you with information about courses, funding, and support services.
  • make transition to college life as easy as possible (this might be as simple as showing you around the campus before you become a student).
  • guide you on your funding entitlement.
  • guide and support you during your studies, in a way that is seamless and invisible to others.
  • listen and be responsive to your needs and what matters to you.
  • help you to overcome any obstacles that arise or could become a barrier to success.
  • work in partnership with other staff e.g., Course Tutor, the Students’ Association, Support Agencies to help ensure you are listened to, supported, included, respected, achieving, nurtured, healthy, active, responsible, and able to access the fullest range of services and opportunities.
  • discuss your next steps after college.

Key Student Links

Carers Trust Scotland: Carers Trust Scotland is the largest provider of comprehensive carer support services in Scotland. They reach approximately 30,000 adult carers and 2,400 young carers from all groups and communities, through a unique network of independent carers centres and young carers services throughout Scotland.

Lanarkshire Carers: Lanarkshire Carers works with and for carers to develop and deliver services that make a positive difference to their lives. They place carers at the heart of our organisation to ensure the services we offer are effective and accessible, regardless of personal circumstances or caring situations.


Going Further Award

The Going Further for Student Carers: Recognition Award aims to make it easier for Scotland’s colleges and universities to identify, support and report on student carers, and recognise good practice. New College Lanarkshire is proud to be currently working towards this award. 


Key Contacts

Student Advisers

Email: StudentAdviser@nclan.ac.uk
Phone: 0300 555 8080

Corporate Parent Co-ordinator

Email: Linda.Williamson@nclan.ac.uk
Phone: 01698 232293