Support for Young Carers

Young adult carers provide regular care and support to a family member, partner, or friend. If you are aged between 16-25 and have caring responsibilities, you will be classified as a ‘young adult carer’.

Please find below information to help support your journey into higher education.

This information was last updated in August 2021.


young carers table of support available from greater manchester universities

University Information

Named contact: Ivan Hay –


Named contact pre-entry: Carl Gleeson –

Named contact post-entry: Jane Hopkinson, Care Support Co-ordinator –

University of Salford Young Carers Facts


Named contact: Danielle Mannion –



Additional Resources

UCAS Young Carers Guidance – specific Information, Advice and Guidance for young carers thinking about higher education:

Carers Trust – information and guidance on studying and training: 


Learning and Work Institute – information and resources related to work and studying