At Liverpool Hope University we aim to support Care Leavers to ensure that you make the most of your time here with us.
A Care Leaver can be identified as young person aged 18-21 who has been looked after for 13 weeks or more since the age of 14, or a young person who ceased to be looked after / accommodated when coming to university.
The University understands that every student’s circumstances are different and we will consider all requests for additional support on an individual basis. We also understand that as a Care Leaver you may not want or need additional support.
Not sure if you are a Care Leaver?
The charity VOICE have an online guide which can help you discover if you are a Care Leaver and provides information on what support you may be entitled to from your local authority.
In addition to the support available from Student Development & Well-being, to ensure you have the best possible student experience, we can offer you:
If you are a current student and would like to discuss your situation further, or if you’re thinking about coming to study at Liverpool Hope, please contact Andee Moorcroft, the Student Well-being Officer.
T: 0151 291 3827
He will be happy to answer any questions and discuss any issues you have. There is also a specialist Welfare Benefits Adviser based within the Students Union who can ensure you are receiving any financial support to which you are entitled whilst at the university.
T: 0151 291 3708
Social Workers - please contact Student Development and Well-being for information and advice on helping/advising young people who wish to apply to university.
Care Leavers may find the websites listed on this page useful, whether you are applying to university or currently a student here with us.
Buttle UK – UK charity providing grant aid to young people in need.
Catch 22 – national advice, support and development service focussing on young people’s transition from care.
The Care Leavers' Association – a user-led charity run by care leavers for care leavers.
Coram Voice - an independent advocacy organisation for young people.
Department for Education - Government website dedicated to the education sector.
National Youth Advocacy Service – offering advice, advocacy and legal representation to young people.
Bright Knowledge - provides advice about student finance and much more in the online Bright Knowledge library.
EGAS Online - Education Graduation Advice Site
Gov Student Finance - provides services and information for those in England who are interested in financial support for students in Higher Education