Supporting Students with Caring Responsibilities

A resource for colleges and services to help young adult carers succeed in further education

A guide to support students in further education with caring responsibilities, was published by NIACE and Carers Trust. NIACE is one of the two founding organisations of Learning and Work Institute.

This resource helps further education colleges to gain a greater understanding of the challenges that this group of students face and how they can be better supported to remain and succeed in further education.

This practical resource is designed for use by managers and staff working in further education colleges and carers services supporting young and young adult carers.

The resource will:

  • Increase awareness and understanding of young adult carers and their specific needs;
  • Outlines who young adult carers are, the challenges they face and how their caring roles can impact on their education;
  • Draw together some of the good practice that is already being developed in some colleges;
  • Makes recommendations for how student carers can be supported to sustain their participation in learning, achieve their potential and succeed.