Non-Medical Helper Allowance
What is it?
This helps pay for the additional costs of non-medical help for students with a disability, health condition or specific learning difficulty.
Non-medical help will be considered as part of their Study Needs Assessment and can only be supplied if the support is:
- needed for study reasons
- needed for disability reasons
- not already provided by another source for example, from the university or college
What the allowance is for
Non-medical helpers can assist with things such as:
- training in disability software use
- specialist study skills support
- British Sign Language interpreting
Depending on how intensive the part-time course is, up to £16,489 a year.
Friends or family of the student
We can’t consider requests for non-medical help to be provided by friends or family members of the student.
If the number of hours they spend with a non-medical helper needs to be increased the student should discuss this with their Needs Assessor.