A carer is someone who provides unpaid care to a partner, child, relative, friend or neighbour who could not manage without this help because of frailty, physical or mental illness, addiction or disability.
One in ten of us have caring responsibilities, so if you are caring for someone whilst studying, we recognise that juggling all of this can be very difficult. Because of this we have developed a policy to ensure that you get the support you need. We are the first university in the country to offer an individual Carer Support Plan that can be adapted to your needs. We can help with any questions you may have and have well-developed links with local Carer Centres who are also able to support you.
Support for carers
There are many local and national organisations specialising in support for carers. Carers UK are national charities with up to date information and advice on:
Support available if you live in Salford can be found at:
- Salford Carers' Centre
- Salford Young Carers & Young Adult Carers
- Manchester Carers' Centre
- Crossroads Care Bolton, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport and Trafford
Local organisations will be able to advise on the support available outside of Salford and the services you can expect from your local authority.
- The Care Act 2014 - Key points for carers & carers' organisations
- Rights for young carers & young adult carers in the Children & Family Act
- New rights for young carers, young adult carers & their families; an overview
- Which? Elderly Care - For carers
If you have any questions or don’t know where you should start, contact askUS for help.
Phone: 0161 295 0023