At Stamford College we believe that all young people have the right to an education, regardless of what is happening at home.
We know that the move from School to College can be challenging for many students as well as exciting. However, we recognise that young carers face different issues and want different levels of support. The Student Services Team includes people who are here to help and support with this move to College.
Guided by you, we can work with your Student Mentor and your lecturers to ensure that they are sensitive to your needs. You can access a range of support from our Young Carers Champion (our Student Engagement and Welfare Advisors) which includes our Termly Young Carers 1:1 session at College, financial support and the opportunity to access further support from local carer’s agencies.
At Stamford College, we work closely with colleagues from Lincs Carers Partnership, Carers FIRST and Carers Trust Peterborough to ensure that we understand the needs of young adult carers. As a result of our continuous commitment in the provision of support to Young Carers at Stamford College, we have been accredited with a Lincolnshire Carers Quality Award which aims to promote a variety of ways we can identify, engage, respect and support our young carers in College, awarded by every-one.org.uk “You Care- We Care”.