Who is a young adult carer?
A young adult carer is anyone who is aged 16-25, 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.
Heart of Worcestershire college is keen to support all young adult carers that attend the college who are between the ages of 16-25 to get the best out of their college experience and achieve their goals.
What we as a college offer
One to one support with our wellbeing team
Young carers focus group
Induction work with our young carers lead of the college to introduce each carer to the college.
Young carers awareness week which occurs once every academic year.
Young carers focus group/ young carers lead
Within the college we have a designated young carers lead, Millie Clarke. Millie works alongside every student who is known to be a young adult carer within all our campuses. She offers one-to-one support alongside our Wellbeing team, advice and guidance on external support, induction work with carers starting the college, leading our young carers awareness week and providing a young carer focus group.
Our young carers focus group gives our young adult carers the opportunity to meet with other students with similar day to day caring tasks, have group and individual conversations with our young carers lead Millie Clarke who will provide guidance and support if needed.
One of the main aims for our young carers focus group, is to give our students the chance to have a place to come and express how they’re feeling, grow relationships with other students, share their story and raise awareness of young carers throughout the college.
There are approximately 376,000 young adult carers in the UK, all facing different challenges and responsibilities. If you provide regular care and support to a family member, partner, or friend, you may be eligible to access additional support while studying at Heart Of Worcestershire college.
For more information contact Millie Clarke (Young Carers Lead):