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Student Carers

If you're a carer, we are here to support you in any way we can - you might not even know you are a carer!

Emergency and crisis support

Urgent and emergency care - ☎ 999

Papyrus Hopeline247 - ☎ 0800 068 4141

Wellbeing support

Our resources page offers support and advice

Request wellbeing support

What is a carer?

"A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support." The Carers Trust

Carers Passport

A Carers Passport identifies you as a carer and allows you to request flexibility in your job or studies.

We'll work with you and your academic school to create a Carers Passport. Then, we can adjust your academic commitments as needed.

When applying for a Carers Passport, it's helpful to provide evidence of your caring responsibilities. This isn't a requirement, but it can improve your chances of getting your Carers Passport.

Evidence can include a letter from one of the following organisations stating that you're an unpaid carer:

  • a GP
  • a carers support organisation
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The team can also get a statement from you directly - please contact us for more information.

To discuss the support and adjustments we can offer you, please make an appointment with a Disability Advisor by emailing

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