If you were looked after by a local authority during your childhood, you may be eligible for additional support from the University.
We realise that your experience as a care leaver is unique. No two students are the same or in the same situation. Some of our students who have come from a care background tell us they have supportive foster families they can return to in the holidays and receive adequate financial support from their local authority. Others find themselves without support in the holidays and struggling financially without a family to ask for help. Sometimes, it helps just to check in with someone to make sure you’re getting the support you need, whether that’s financially, practically, or with your course.
So, if there’s any part of University life or your individual circumstances that you’d like to talk through, please get in touch.
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What Support can I get?
There is a range of support for care leavers at Sheffield Hallam including 365 day accommodation, financial support (if eligible) through the Care Leaver Package, access to social events in the University vacations, and simply someone to talk to if you feel like it.