Student Carers FAQs

 

Where can I meet other student carers?

Take Care Oxford is a student run community which hosts meet ups for Oxford-based student carers. Visit their facebook page for more information

 

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.