Young Adult carers

Who is a Young Adult Carer?

At Morley we define a  young adult carer (YAC) as anyone who is aged 16-25 years that helps care for a family member, partner, or friend who is disabled, physically or mentally ill, has a long-term serious illness or has a substance misuse problem. 

What does Morley offer?

At Morley we recognise the commitment you are making by studying with us and also recognise that this may be a tough journey for you at times, as you balance your study and caring responsibilities. We will work with you to ensure that the academic team are able to support you in relation to succeeding on your course, taking your individual home circumstances into account e.g. reasonable adjustments around submission dates and signposting you to other relevant support whether that is inside or outside of the College.

One to one support with our Wellbeing Team

You can have regular check-ins with our Wellbeing Team who can provide support in relation to your mental health and wellbeing, and help you access external support if necessary. You can contact them on Morley Wellbeing

Personal tutor

Once you have enrolled you will be assigned a Personal Tutor. Their main role is to advise you on academic matters, but you can also discuss non-academic matters with them. If they aren’t able to help you, they will liaise with colleagues to get you the support you need.

Get involved in Young Carers Awareness Week

Working with our Wellbeing Coordinator you will get the opportunity to feed into what it is you would like to see the college do during Young Carers Awareness Week. You can also get involved in running or coordinating an event if this is something that appeals to you.

Further information and support

Carers Trust

Carers Trust helps young carers to cope with their caring role through specialised services delivered by Carers Trust Network Partners across the UK. For more information visit


NHS support includes carer’s assessments, support from local councils, respite care and help for young carers, no matter what. For more information visit the Young Carers page on their website.

Young Minds

Young Minds is charity leading the movement to make sure every young person gets the mental health support they need, when they need. For more information visit

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