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Young Adult Carers

Here at the College, we understand how the role of a young carer can have a negative impact on both physical and emotional wellbeing.  This can often result in either little or no commitment to education and employment.
We believe it’s vital that as a young adult carer you should have every opportunity to fulfil your potential.  Therefore, with help from our team of dedicated tutors and wellbeing professional, we’ll support you every step of the way, to make sure you succeed in your studies, and are equipped to deal with any challenges you may face in the future.

Please follow links below to resources available for young carers:

MyTime for Carers

Young Carers – Action for Children

Support for Carers – Wirral Council

Young Carers – Liverpool Council

Still Hidden, Still Ignored – Barnardo’s Young Carers’ Report

Supporting Young Carers – The Children’s Society

Young Carers’ Festival – The Children’s Society




Find out more about Young Adult Carers

Who are Young Adult Carers?

Young Adult Carers are students aged 14-25 who care for a parent/guardian, sibling, grandparent or other relative on a regular basis. The person they care for might suffer from a physical condition or mental illness that means they needs support, supervision and ongoing care.

How Does Being a Young Adult Carer Affect a Student’s College Life?

Caring is a time-consuming job, which can often be difficult and tiring. This can mean it is more difficult for students who are Young Adult Carers to focus on learning and studying, and sometimes caring commitments can affect attendance and punctuality.

Caring for a loved one with poor health can also have an impact on the health of the carer. Many Young Adult Carers experience stress, anxiety or other mental health issues.

All of these factors can have a significant impact on a student’s college life and their success on their course.

How Does The City of Liverpool College Support Young Adult Carers?

At The City of Liverpool College, we understand that Young Adult Carers can sometimes need special types of support. This can range from simply making sure your tutors understand your punctuality might be affected, to counselling, to support groups. We will always work with you to understand what your individual support needs might be.

What Type of Support is Available?

If you’re a young adult carer, we will work with you to put a support plan in place. Each support plan will be different, but can include:

Young Adult Carer ID card

A Young Adult Carer ID card acts as a discrete way for you to let college staff know you are a YAC when you need to.

Access Counselling Services

We’ll help you to access college talking therapies.

Help with Carer Assessment Forms

We’ll help you to register as a carer so you can receive government support.

Support with Learning

We’ll work with you to put a keep you on track with your learning. This might include extending deadlines or timetable changes.

Outside Agencies

We work with a network of outside agencies who offer a range of support to Young Adult Carers, and will help you to get involved in the services they offer.

What Organisations Do You Work With?

Click HERE to download the list of partner organisations

Who Can I Contact for Support or Information?

For more information, or to access support, you can speak to your progress leader or contact the student support team on 0151 252 3733 or email