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Young Adult Carers

We recognise that students may have caring commitments and appreciate the challenge of combining University work with these responsibilities.

A Young Adult Carer is someone aged 16-25 who provides unpaid care to a partner, relative, friend or neighbour who couldn’t manage without this help because of frailty, physical or mental illness, disability or addiction.

Support available

Adult Dependants' Grant

Young adult carers may qualify for additional financial support if they're studying an undergraduate programme. Further information about the Adult Dependants' Grant can be found on the Government website.

Bath Spa University Access Fund

If you're experiencing financial difficulties as a result of your caring commitments, you can apply for the Bath Spa University Access Fund. Further information about the Access Fund can be found our Student Funding pages.

General advice and guidance

Student Wellbeing Services delivers a range of professinal information, advice and guidance, to support you during your studies. If you'd like, you can have a named contact within our Wellbeing Service who'll work with you throughout your studies. 

Your Wellbeing Advisor can discuss support available internally and externally from local organisations and coordinate access to the right support. 

Get in touch

If you're a young adult carer and would like to speak to someone at Bath Spa, please contact Student Wellbeing Services:

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