Young Carers

Are you a Young Carer?

At New College we believe that all young people have the right to an education, regardless of what is happening at home. We know that the move from school to College can be challenging for many students as well as exciting. However, we recognise that young carers face different issues and want different levels of support. The Student Services Team, includes people who are here to help and support with this move to College.

Guided by you, we can work with your personal tutor and your lecturers to ensure that they are sensitive to your needs. We can also access other support from the Student Services Team such as financial support, lockers and transport advice for example.

In New College, we work closely with colleagues from Swindon Carers Centre to ensure that we understand the needs of young carers. As a result of our continuous commitment in the provision of support to Young Carers at New College, we have achieved standards 1 and 2 of The Swindon Young Carer Award.

Our Young Carers Policy says how we will support any learner who helps to look after someone at home.