Young carers

Find out more about support for young (adult) carers and projects that you can get involved in.

A young carer is someone who helps look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled, has a mental health condition or misuses drugs or alcohol.

Young carers on tour!

This is a programme of events for young carers and young adult carers taking you to visit different university campuses across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Swindon.

Check back here in the next month for more information about upcoming events including our residential summer school!

If you have any questions, please contact:



Young adult carer support at university

The below table shows the support provided for young adult carers by some different universities.  It is important to research support that you are eligible for whilst looking into higher education. Please check out the young adult carer support pages at the institutions listed for more information.

Support offered  Kings College London Oxford Brookes University University College London
Pre entry 
Can contact a dedicated member of staff for support (book an appointment)                       ✅         ✅                      ✅
Gathering evidence of caring responsibilities         ✅
During Studies
Funding and money management                       ✅         ✅
Student Welfare Adviser         ✅                       ✅
Inclusive support plan         ✅
Wellbeing/Counselling services                      ✅         ✅                        ✅
Local support/peers and networks                      ✅         ✅
Advice and Guidance Team                      ✅
Useful links  KCL: Support and Advice for young carers  Brookes student carers UCL: Students with caring responsibilities 

The following universities also provide scholarships and bursaries for young adult carers:

This table was last updated on 11 April 2022.



Know your rights!

Watch the recording below to find our about your rights as a young carer, delivered by Young Carers Development Trust.

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