Skip to main content

It looks like you have JavaScript turned off

Pretty much everything should work. But you may find some components look slightly off as a result. You can find out what JavaScript is here. If you don't have JavaScript turned off, or if something doesn't work that you think should do, please get in touch.

News: Sup­port­ing Nation­al Young Car­ers Aware­ness Day

Please note: This news story may contain information that is no longer current or up to date.
Young Carers Awareness Day
Young Carers Awareness Day

Young Carers Awareness Day is a national campaign which recognises the contribution of hundreds of thousands of young carers who help to look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol.

We caught up with Dionne, one of our Achieve­ment Coach­es about her role, and ways we sup­port our young adult car­ers here at Not­ting­ham College.

Dionne Ramsay

Here to help

Hi, I’m Dionne, and part of my role as an Achieve­ment Coach is to help our stu­dents over­come any prob­lems they might have dur­ing their stud­ies with us. These might include mon­ey wor­ries, not set­tling in, get­ting behind with work, prob­lems at home or issues with peers in class or around College.

Working together

Where we feel that stu­dents may need addi­tion­al sup­port in order to con­tin­ue or man­age their stud­ies, we work with a wide range of exter­nal organ­i­sa­tions who we reg­u­lar­ly refer to for guid­ance, for exam­ple the Car­ers Trust.

I have so much respect and admi­ra­tion for young car­ers. It’s such a huge respon­si­bil­i­ty and can be incred­i­bly stress­ful, iso­lat­ing and wor­ry­ing. We work close­ly with our stu­dents to sup­port their men­tal well­be­ing, and sign­post them to addi­tion­al sup­port ser­vices when needed. 

Talking is key

I think the most impor­tant thing for young car­ers to remem­ber is that they are not alone. Talk­ing to some­body at Col­lege is key, and then we can work togeth­er to get the addi­tion­al sup­port they are enti­tled to.

You can succeed

At Not­ting­ham Col­lege we believe that every sin­gle stu­dent, no mat­ter what their back­ground or per­son­al cir­cum­stances, deserve the same chance at an edu­ca­tion and a career; it’s impor­tant to know that help is avail­able and we’re here to point stu­dents in the right direc­tion. I think this is what I love most about my job – the abil­i­ty to sup­port our more vul­ner­a­ble stu­dents and wit­ness­ing them suc­ceed despite their difficulties.

Published on:
  • 30th January 2020 (8:30 AM)
Media enquiries

If you are a journalist and would like to contact us about this news story, our PR and Communications team will be happy to assist you.

Contact our PR team View more news stories