Health and welfare

Your health and welfare are important to us. We want to make sure you are successful in your studies and that the right support is available to you, whenever you need it.

Whatever advice you need, there are experienced advisers you can talk to about your health and welfare needs.

We can help with:

  • Health-related matters
  • Personal problems
  • Managing a budget
  • Coping with debt

Want to talk to someone about welfare support?

Call 0117 312 5000


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Free College Meals 

 Students are now able to apply for a free College meals. Application forms are available from Learner Services (Reception).

Students will be eligible if their parent/carer qualifies for one of the following benefits:

• Income Support
• Income-based Jobseeker Allowance
• Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
• Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
• The guarantee element of State Pension Credit
• Child Tax Credit (CTC) and have an income of no more than £16,190
• Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
• During the initial roll out of the benefit, Universal Credit

Please note, if you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit, you do not qualify for Free Meals, even if your annual income is below £16,190.

Apprentices are not eligible for free meals.

Eligible students must be:
Aged between 16 and 18 on 31 August 2014 who are in receipt of, or who have a parent or guardian in receipt of one or more qualifying benefit.

Aged between 19 and 25 on 31 August 2014 who have a Learning Difficulty Assessment (LDA) or Education Health and Care Plan (EHC Plan) and are in receipt of one or more qualifying benefit.

To find out more information, contact or call 0117 312 5000.