What is a student carer?
A student carer is a student who provides unpaid support to someone who could not manage without this help. This could be caring for a relative, partner, or friend who is ill, frail, disabled, or has mental health or substance misuse issues.
Caring roles can be different for all student carers and can regularly change but some examples can include the following:
- practical tasks (for example cooking, housework and shopping)
- physical care (such as helping someone out of bed)
- personal care (including helping someone dress)
- helping someone to give their medication
- managing the family budget
- managing prescriptions and medication
- helping someone to communicate
- looking after siblings
- providing emotional support
At Bradford College we appreciate that juggling a caring responsibility and your studies is not easy. That’s why we have dedicated and trained staff to provide you with support and ensure you get the best out of your time with us.
Bespoke one-to-one support is available to student carers and can be tailored to meet their needs in order to help them successfully complete their course.
Support in the form of advocacy can also be provided to help raise or share concerns with tutors, speaking to student funding about help with travel to and from college as well as bursaries, and help in accessing the Counselling Service.
How to get in touch
For more information, please get in touch with our dedicated contact:
Zahda Yunis, Student Welfare Advisor
Other useful contacts
Your local Carers’ Resource office (Bradford)
15 Park View Court, St Paul’s Road, Shipley BD18 3DZ
Your local Carers’ Resource office (Harrogate)
11 North Park Road, Harrogate HG1 5PD
Yout local Carers’ Resource office (Skipton)
Ronaldsway House, 36 Brook Street, Skipton BD23 1PP
Your local Carers’ Resource (Ripon)
Community House, Sharow View, Allhallowgate, Ripon HG4 1LE
01765 690222 (call to arrange a visit)
Bradford Young Carers Service
Queens House, Queens Road, Bradford BD8 7BS
Barnardo’s – Bradford Young Carers Service
Bradford Listerhills, Unit 40-42 Listerhills Science Park,
20 Campus Road, Bradford BD7 1HR
01274 481 183 / 01274 513300