Here at Liverpool Hope University we want to provide a supportive environment where our students can thrive and develop themselves both academically and socially. As part of our support network, we have a dedicated member of staff who understands that from time to time students may require some additional support at university due to the additional pressures placed upon them in their caring role.
A young adult carer is a young person aged between 14–25 who cares, unpaid, for a family member or friend with an illness or disability, mental health condition or an addiction, who ordinarily would not be able to cope without their support.
What Support can I get from the University?
In addition to the support available from Student Development & Well-being, to ensure you have the best possible student experience, we can also offer you:
If you are a current student and would like to discuss your situation further, or if you’re thinking about coming to study here at Liverpool Hope, please contact Christine McPeake in Student Development and Well-being on:
T: 0151 291 3427
Christine will be happy to assist you further and answer any questions you may have.
Barnardo’s Young Adult Carers Service offers support to young carers living in Liverpool and Wirral.
Carers Trust is a charity who works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of a caring role. This website can be used to find services within your local area which offer support and guidance to carers based in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Matter provides an on-line community for young adult carers aged between 16-25 to share their experiences, connect with other young adult carers and access a range of useful information and advice.
Carers Space offers a supportive online forum which adult carers over the age of 25 can access.