Young Adult carers

Who is a Young Adult Carer?

A young adult carer is anyone who is aged 16-25 years that helps care for a family member, partner, or friend who is disabled, physically or mentally ill, has a long-term serious illness or has a substance misuse problem.

What does Morley Offer?

At Morley we recognize the commitment you are making by studying with us and also recognize that this may be a tough journey for you at times, as you balance your study and caring responsibilities

Dedicated point of contact

Our Young Carers Lead is Hannah Jones. Hannah will work with you to ensure that the academic team are able to support you in relation to succeeding on your course, taking your individual home circumstances into account e.g. reasonable adjustments around submission dates.

Pre-enrolment Discovery Day

You will have the opportunity to meet with other students who carryout similar day-to-day caring tasks, take part in a current affairs workshop and meet the Student Services Team who can support you with applying for a bursary and/or additional learning support.

Meet the Young Carers Lead during induction week

You will get offered a one-to-one support session during induction week with Hannah who can provide you with answers to any questions you may have and and check-in with you to see how you are doing, and will then check in with you every term.

One to one support with our wellbeing team

You can have regular check-ins with our wellbeing team who can provide support in relation to your mental health and wellbeing, and help you access external support if necessary

Personal tutor

Once you have enrolled you will be assigned a Personal Tutor.Their main role is to advise you on academic matters, but you can also discuss non-academic matters with them. If they aren’t able to help you, they will liaise with colleagues to get you the support you need.

Young Carers Focus Group

You can meet with other students who carryout similar day-to-day caring tasks to have a place to come and express how you’re feeling, grow relationships with other students, share your story and raise awareness of young carers throughout the college. You can have group and individual conversations with Hannah who will be on-hand to offer advice and guidance. You can also use this group to affect change in the college by letting us know about your experience of studying with us.

Induction Week

You will get offered a one-to-one support session during induction week with during induction week with Hannah who can provide you with answers to any questions you may have and check-in with you to see how you are doing, and will then check in with you every term.

Get involved in Awareness Week

Working with our Wellbeing Coordinator you will get the opportunity to feed into what it is you would like to see the college do during Young Carers Awareness Week. You can also get involved in running or coordinating an event if this is something that appeals to you.

Further information and support

Carers Trust

Carers Trust helps young carers to cope with their caring role through specialised services delivered by Carers Trust Network Partners across the UK. For more information visit https://carers.org/.

NHS

NHS support includes carer’s assessments, support from local councils, respite care and help for young carers, no matter what. For more information visit the Young Carers page on their website.

Young Minds

Young Minds is charity leading the movement to make sure every young person gets the mental health support they need, when they need. For more information visit https://www.youngminds.org.uk/

Email Hannah.jones@morleycollege.ac.uk for further information, or call 020 7450 1889

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