This week is Carers Week, a national campaign that raises awareness of people who are carers and the responsibilities they take on, which includes students.
Carers Week highlights the challenges unpaid carers face and recognises the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. This year however, people across the country, including students, are continuing to face challenges as carers due to COVID-19. Currently, many people are taking on more caring responsibilities for their relatives and friends who are disabled, ill or older and who need support.
The aim of Carers Week is to recognise all of the things carers are doing and the difficulties they experience, so that they are aware of the support and information that is available to them.
There are lots of students at Hallam who are carers and we want to remind you that your SU is still here for you. You can visit our Student Advice Centre page for information on money, employment, academic issues and more here. You can also still get in touch with us and arrange an online appointment with our departments, more information can be found here.
To find out more about Carers Week and how you can get involved, visit carersweek.org