Borders College

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Statement of Intent to Support Student Carers

Our vision is to be a College in which all learners succeed and which inspires growth, creates opportunity, raises aspirations and enhances lives. Borders college is committed to widening access and to providing equity of opportunity to all student carers.

We are an institution free from bias, providing equality of access and opportunity to succeed for all its students. Wherever there is disadvantage-creating, barriers to learning the College will make adjustments and provide services to ensure that equality of access and opportunity is preserved.

Borders College is committed to widening access and to providing equity of opportunity to all students to help ensure that all students are supported to reach their full potential.

Borders College uses the Carer’s Trust definition of an unpaid carer:

A student carer is anyone who “provides unpaid care for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.”