Carers Trust Scotland launch national campaign to support students. The campaign aims to raise awareness of young adult carers and the issues they experience.
Following research undertaken by Carers Trust, it was found that student carers were four times more likely to drop out of Higher Education than those without caring responsibilities.
With the 'Going Higher in Scotland' campaign, Carers Trust Scotland is asking universities to:
• Identify the number of student carers attending their university
• Support all student carers throughout their education to ensure they maintain good mental health, complete their course and achieve the best grades possible
• Report on the progress students are making in their university so that they can deliver appropriate support and showcase student carers’ achievements.
Find out more here.