Central College in Nottingham have become the first college to be awarded QSCS status and have been shortlisted for the TES 2014 FE Awards ‘Support for Students’ category. Central have been able to identify a significant number of carers through the further development of their student support provision.
“Young and young adult carers are a particularly vulnerable group of people who, though no fault of their own, are at risk of not achieving or succeeding in education. By working collaboratively with the Carers Federation, we can tailor support for individuals to help them achieve their goals and realise their dreams. The new Quality Standard for Education will help raise the profile of young carers (and the dilemmas faced by them) and remove the stigma that can be associated with being a carer.”
Vicki Stockdale, Behaviour and Support Manager at Central College, Nottingham.
Nottingham City Homes
Employers are also finding the QSCS is helping to open the dialogue for the development of policies and procedures that will have a lasting impact on the well being of their staff team.
I am delighted to be involved in the Carers Federation Quality Standard because it doesn’t just support the carers in our workforce; it will help us demonstrate our overall commitment to staff and promote flexible working.”
Vincent Bryce, Equality and Diversity Manager at Nottingham City Homes.