Becky’s story

Student Support

Becky’s story

Becky lives with her husband who is a wheelchair user and their 19-month-old daughter. She had started her course but was unsure how to organise childcare. The Childcare Advice Officer (CAO) made an appointment to meet the family and it became apparent that the disabled father was struggling to care for his daughter.

The family's needs were discussed and the CAO assisted them with the childcare funding application through the college’s Discretionary Learner Support Fund. This was soon awarded to her.

Becky has maintained studying on her course and is progressing well, while her child is attending nursery.