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.
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:
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.
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.
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