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Supporting a Disabled Student at University

Can you get support at university for a disabled student?

Having a disability doesn’t need to be a barrier if you want to go to university. Whether you need support with cleaning and cooking, getting to and from lectures or just need some help taking notes, there is an abundance of support you can access if you’re a disabled student.

Can I get access to university disability support?

Going to university can be a scary thought whatever age you are, whether you’re making new friends or living away from home for the first time. It’s often a time to find yourself and enjoy some time away from home. And if you’re living with a disability or have particular needs, this is where we can help.

At IP Homecare, we’re proud to offer live-in care and support for young adults who may be living with disabilities or learning difficulties. If you’re starting university soon, discover how our personal assistants can support you to make your university life easier. That way, you can get the most out of your experience as a student.

Our personal assistants offer professional help and support with:

  • Supporting students with physical disabilities
  • Supporting students with learning disabilities

If you’d like to talk to someone about your care requirements at university, call us on 0808 163 9564 or get in touch with our team today.

How can a university personal care assistant help?

A live-in carer or PA can provide all the assistance that a disabled student needs at university. We look closely at each young person’s individual requirements, and build a care package that’s tailored to suit them. That means you’ll have a flexible care plan that helps you with all of the daily activities you might need support with:.

  • Getting around your campus
  • Cooking and cleaning
  • Shopping
  • Note-taking in classes and assessments
  • Physical help around your dorm room

University disability support and professional companionship

We pride ourselves on our friendly, supportive personal assistants, who really want to help in any way that they can. They’ll become a friend and someone who really understands your physical and mental needs. Your personal care assistant is there to assist you on social trips and activities to help you feel more confident and to nurture your general well-being.

In the long-term, your live-in carer or PA will become a genuine confidant, offering a compassionate ear to help boost your confidence. It’s their job to help you feel confident, fulfilled and valued during your time at university. Spending so much time together will result in a great relationship, one that’s built on mutual respect and trust.

Who will be my personal assistant at university?

We do our best to make sure that your personality, hobbies and interests are as closely matched to your new carer as possible. That way, you’ll feel comfortable as soon as you meet your carer, and will benefit from a compassionate, professional relationship with a trained specialist throughout your time as a university student.

What can a university personal assistant help with?

We’re passionate about help you live life independently while you’re at university. As well as the support around campus we can offer, a personal care assistant can help you with:

  • Cooking healthy nutritious meals – we can help with the preparation, and cooking of your meals
  • Keeping your student room tidy – that includes ironing and vacuuming
  • Personal care – our compassionate carers are trained to help you with everything you might need
  • Taking you to lectures and social events
  • Administering any medication – depending on your needs
  • Hoisting
  • Managing PEG feeds
  • Administering Oxygen
  • Stoma Care
  • Catheter Management
  • Blood Sugar Monitoring
  • Shopping

Our live in care service helps you feel more confident as a young adult at university. With the support you need, you’ll soon find yourself joining new study groups and societies. You can dedicate time to your studies or spend an evening with friends. After-all, that’s what being a student is all about!

24 hour service supporting a disabled student at university

Life at university can be overwhelming to start with. That’s why our care services can be provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. At IP Homecare, we can accompany or live with a disabled student at university and help you make the most of your newfound freedom and to live life independently. Your carer’s attention is focused solely on you, meeting your needs thoroughly. That way, your families will also have peace of mind knowing you have the support you need while studying.

How much do disability services in higher education cost?

If you’re starting university soon, we can explain the costs of live-in care for a student – or you can call us to talk things through. You can find out more about the allowances available for students living with a disability through UCAS and different ways of accessing funding support.

Get in touch today

Our trained team can support students with disabilities so that their university life is full of new, exciting experiences. If you’d like to find out more, talk things through or arrange a FREE no obligation care assessment, call our team to get help today.