Our Head of Learning Support, Linda Carr, is your key contact. Linda liaises with the Study Support Tutors, Tutors, and Care Assistants to ensure the necessary support is in place for students. The College also has an extensive network of contacts with outside agencies. The Learning Support Team will treat you as an individual and will help to identify what support and/or equipment may be appropriate to your individual needs. Individual support recommendations and actions will be agreed to make your life at Carmel as accessible and independent as possible. This could include for example:
The Learning Support Team have experience of working with students with a wide range of disabilities and support needs such as skills for life (literacy and numeracy), dyslexia, dyspraxia, epilepsy, ME, ADHD, hearing and visual impairment, aspergers, chronic health conditions, mental health difficulties, mobility difficulties and so on.
To help communicate your needs, the Learning Support Team can, with your consent, produce a Personal Support Record. This document is drawn up by the Learning Support Team and explains your support needs. It is given, with your consent and in confidence, to those staff at Carmel who need it to support you.