Driving Change – support for colleges

This page brings together information and practical resources from the Driving Change project to help your college provide effective support for young adult carers to remain and succeed in education.

The resources include:

  • Examples of good practice that have been shared by some of the colleges involved in the project (eg policy documents, proforma templates)
  • Recordings and presentations from the Driving Change Online Networking Sessions
  • Links to resources from L&W and our partners to help you to review and improve the support you have in place for young adult carers
  • Links to other sources of support and information for organisations working with young adult carers

The page will be updated with new resources over the course of the project.

Resources shared by colleges: (eg. policy documents, templates)

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Top Ten Tips for Colleges

These are the result of Learning and Work Institute's previous work with six FE colleges to help them achieve the Carers Federation’s Quality Standard in Carers Support

Pilot project case studies

Other case studies

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These aim to clarify the rules on claiming Carer’s Allowance and studying full-time for staff working in colleges and other learning providers

Partnership and funding

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