Supporting Students with Caring Responsibilities in Further Education in Wales
- Cefnogi Myfyrwyr a chanddynt Gyfrifoldebau Gofal: Adnodd ar gyfer Darparwyr Addysg Bellach i Helpu Gofalwyr sy’n Oedolion Ifanc i Lwyddo mewn Addysg Bellach yng Nghymru
- Supporting Students with Caring Responsibilities: A Resource for Further Education Providers to Help Young Adult Carers Succeed in Further Education in Wales
A Wales-specific, user-friendly resource, this toolkit was developed in partnership with Learning and Work Institute to increase awareness of student carers and their specific needs, promote existing good practice from colleges and carers services and offering expert recommendations.
- Supporting student carers in further education.
- Improving outcomes for student carers.
- Raising awareness.
About the resource
In 2015, Carers Trust worked with the National Institute for Adults Continuing Education (NIACE) to develop a practical resource for colleges. In 2017 Carers Trust Wales and Learning and Work Institute worked together to develop Supporting Students with Caring Responsibilities: A Resource for Further Education Providers to Help Young Adult Carers Succeed in Further Education in Wales, drawing on good practice from colleges and carers centres across Wales.
This interactive resource has been designed to generate momentum for identifying and supporting student carers within colleges. We hope that it will inspire and assist all colleges to build on good practice to develop their own approaches to identifying and supporting this student group. In doing so, this will ensure that students who are caring for others - students whom, in many instances, will have overcome very difficult circumstances and have acquired valuable transferable skills along the way - are able to reach their potential and successfully achieve their educational aims.
This resource is available in English and Welsh.