City Cares

City Cares is City’s dedicated, comprehensive programme of support for care-experienced, young adult carers, young estranged students and asylum seekers. We are committed to providing financial, pastoral and educational support, for every student in the City Cares community.

Fostering a sense of belonging

Here at City, we understand that some students need support beyond exam stress and money concerns. City Cares aims to alleviate your worries by providing specialised individual support to each student.

How we can help

  • Providing pastoral support
  • Financial assistance such as bursaries, emergency funding, scholarships and fee waivers
  • Accommodation advice
  • Access to a Designated Member of Staff who will respond to all your queries in a timely manner
  • Priority for all of City’s services and extra-curricular activities!

Find out more about of the type of support that we offer from the links below:

Care-experienced Students

Young Adult Carers

Young Estranged Students

Sanctuary Scholarship (Previously Article 26 Scholarship Scheme)

Every support network is different

Every support network is different campaign is running from the 18th November to the 29th. It aims to raise awareness about different family dynamics/ networks, centring experiences of those who are estranged, those with caring responsibilities and care-experienced individuals. City Cares wants to help normalise discussions around this topic to break the idea that there is a ‘traditional family’ and empower those who identify as estranged, a carer, or care experienced.

This campaign is aimed at staff and students and will highlight the ways that individuals can support their peers/ friends to navigate these experiences and directly encourage students themselves to self-disclose to be supported by City Cares.

How to get involved?

  • Come and visit our stall on the main walkway and read first-hand how you can be more supportive as an ally to students and staff who are estranged, have caring responsibilities for an ill or disabled relative or are care-leavers.
  • Read our blogs that have been submitted by students and staff about their experiences.
  • Come to our drop-in lunch and chat on Tuesday 19th November at 12-2pm in the Courtyard Café.
  • Read the posters around campus and engage with us online via Twitter @City_Cares using the hashtag #breakthestigma!