What is a Care Leaver?

A Care Leaver is someone who has been in Care for at least 3 months including their 14th Birthday.

If you have been in Care for a period before your 18th Birthday, you are Care Experienced.

How do you tell us?

You don’t have to tell us if you are a Care Leaver/ Care Experienced – but it may help us to support you if and when you need it.

You can declare on your UCAS form, or your pre-registration form.

You can also let us know by contacting the Transitions Team. You can let us know at any time during your studies, but the sooner you can tell us the better!

What happens when you tell us?

If we know that you are a Care Leaver/Care Experienced we can support you during your time at university.

The Transitions Team can provide pastoral support and advice on a range of topics including Care Leaving entitlement, settling in, and making friends.

You can attend our weekly Tea and Chat, which gives you the opportunity to take time out for yourself and socialise with other students.

Lancaster University Care Package

Care experienced students studying at Lancaster University may be eligible for:

  • 52 week accommodation (including vacation periods)

  • £2000 Bursary

  • Welcome pack (including £50 voucher and bedding pack, Library print credit, and laundry card)

  • £500 Graduation Bursary
  • Graduation package (gown and basic photography)
  • One-to-one support from your Care Contact

  • Tailored employment and training opportunities

  • Pre-arrival visit day (September 2020)

Contact the Transitions Team to find out more.

 








Contact information

Tel: 01524 592111
Email: 
transitions@lancaster.ac.uk

Drop In: The Base

Thursday 12-1pm (Peer Mentors only)

Postal address

Transitions Team
A47 University House
Student Wellbeing Services
University House
Lancaster
LA1 4YW


Make requests, report problems and give feedback via The Base