Workshop for Young Adult Student Carers

Date : Tue 20 Sep - Tue 20 Sep

Cost :  FREE

School of Health Sciences, SETU Waterford

Dr Paula Lane, Lecturer in Nursing and Health Sciences, and Olivia Reville, BSc (Hons) in General Nursing student and family carer are running a workshop on Monday 30 May from 10.30am to 1pm in the Nursing building at SETU Waterford.

This event includes a workshop to identify young carer needs in higher education and information on supports for young adult carers. Ms Niamh Finucane, young carer wellbeing manager east in Family Carers Ireland will be cofacilitating the workshop on the day and answering questions.

Members of our young carers team will be speaking at the event and will have information on supports available to young adult Student carers age 18-24.

This is an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) funded project aiming to identify young adult student carers (YASC) in third level education. These students are not formally identified, as is the case with many family carers. Once YASC at SETU are identified, the aim is to explore the student experience towards developing ways by which YASC may be supported in college life and learning.

The workshop aims to highlight areas of importance to YASC navigating their third level educational journey and optimise their development. The project is being co-produced in partnership with Family Carers Ireland and young carers in third level education, at SETU.

Family Carers Ireland will have a stand at the event for YASC to get information on membership, supports available and carer rights & entitlements.

The project is also supported by SLL, SETU SU and National Young Carer Team Lead at Family Carers Ireland, who will also attend on the day.