Is there any financial support available? What about support groups?
Information for those with caring responsibilities from the UK government can be found here
What about information specific to Oxford?
You can find relevant resources from the Oxford City Council here and other support materials here
How do I balance the joint roles of student and carer?
An increasing number of students are responsible for the care of someone (other than children) in their family or community. Balancing the role of carer and studying can be difficult and isolating, so it is important to make sure you get all the help and support you can. Find advice from the National Union of Students here
Are there any charities or organisations which can support me?
Yes. In particular, both Carers UK and Prince’s Trust for carers help carers face the demands of looking after someone else.