A young adult carer is a young person aged 16-25 who provides unpaid care to a friend or family member who is ill, disabled, has mental health problems or is misusing drugs or alcohol. 16-25 is a key transition stage for young adults who are moving into adulthood and independence. Further education plays a key role in this stage, providing access to employability and higher education.
Newcastle College has been awarded Quality Standard from The Carer’s Federation in recognition of its support provision for young carers. Working across the UK to offer support to carers and educate organisations on the obstacles faced by them, The Carer’s Federation developed The Quality Standard in Carer Support (QSCS) as an accreditation for employers and further education providers. Learn more.