Young Carer & Childcare Advice

Support for young carers

If you are a young carer aged under 25, the Student Welfare Service can help you make the most of your time at University.

Support can include:

  • Finding out if you are receiving the maximum support available from Student Finance England and from University Scholarships
  • Checking your possible entitlement to state benefits
  • Young Carers Allowance exploring your entitlement to extra travel costs and support

You can discuss your situation, confidentially, with an adviser through a face to face appointment, by email or telephone. Please contact us on the details located to the right of this page.


The University of Leicester offers childcare for students and their families.

University of Leicester Day Nursery Tel: + 44  (0)116 252 5056

General information about childcare in the local area, with advice from the Leicester City and Leicestershire County Councils and the UK Government

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Opening hours

The Student Welfare Service is now based in the new Percy Gee building.

Please contact the Student Welfare Service directly on 0116 223 1185 or to arrange an appointment or for further information.

The Student Welfare Service is open from 9 - 5pm, Monday to Friday.

In an emergency, contact University Security on 0116 252 2888.

Contact Us

0116 223 1185