Students with Care Responsibilities
Students with Care responsibilities
Here at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David we pride ourselves on the level of support we offer every student, regardless of background
Students with Care responsibilities at home are recognised by the university as individuals who may potentially require additional support.
"The role of a carer"
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.
Each carer’s experience is unique to their own circumstances.
The causes of someone taking on caring responsibilities are varied but can include:
- Serious physical illness
- Long-term physical disability
- Long-term neurological conditions
- Mental health problems
- Learning difficulties
The duties of a carer
Just as the reasons why someone becomes a carer vary greatly, the variety of tasks that a carer fulfills is diverse. They can include the following duties:
- Practical household tasks such as cooking, cleaning, washing up, ironing, paying bills and financial management.
- Personal care such as bathing, dressing, lifting, administering medication and collecting prescriptions.
- Emotional support such as listening, offering advice and friendship.
Although the distinction is often made between a full-time or part-time carer, there is not a minimum time requirement or age restriction that “qualifies” someone as being more or less of a carer.
Someone in their seventies who cares 24/7 for their spouse with severe dementia is a carer. A teenager who offers emotional support and helps to keep the household running as and when the fluctuating nature of their parent’s mental health requires it — is also a carer. The two situations are very different. Both are individual examples of the 7 million carers in the UK today."
There is a dedicated Facebook Group for Carers at the University to chat, arrange social events and support one another. Click on the icon to request to join the group;
On campus counseling:
Carmarthen Campus: 01267 676830
Lampeter Campus: 01570 424876
Swansea Campus: 01792 481206
All other support with learning and University life can be accessed through Student Services
Student Services at UWTSD
Dedicated cross-campus Carers Champion:
There is a dedicated Young Adult Carer Bursary that is available up to the age of 25, but there are also many others available if you need support with anything else.
Bursaries at UWTSD
If you have concerns about fees there is a helpful video available to help explain the financial situation
Student Finance at UWTSD
Young Adult Carers Development Officer
Carers Information Service
Queen Victoria Road
Tel: 0300 0200 002
Young Adult Carers Worker
Swansea Carers Centre
104 Mansel Street
Tel: 01792 653344 Mob: 07974 260711
Young Carers Team Leader
Powys Carers Service
Old Town Hall
Tel : 01597 823800 Mobile: 07896 416 640
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org