If you were looked after by a local authority during your childhood, you may be eligible for additional support from the University.
We understand that not all people leaving the care system will identify as a ‘care leaver’. You may not wish to tell people this private information about yourself – and this is absolutely fine and your choice. If you do decide to see what support is available for students coming to Sheffield Hallam from care, we will respect your privacy. We have a strict confidentiality policy and we will only talk with other people about your situation if you have given us permission to do so.
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.
Feel like getting in touch?
If you would like to access support you can email our named contacts, Robin and Kate, here at email@example.com. Alternatively, you can contact any Hallam Help Point. You can contact us whatever your question – no matter how big or small!