Launch your Healthcare Career

Dynamo Healthcare Training Academy (DHTA) is a specialist provider dedicated to supporting young people to commence careers in healthcare, through excellent employer partnerships and focused training and development to meet specific roles.

Student Support

DHCTA aims to support any young people who want to commence a career in healthcare.  The Academy is funded through Adult Education at Cornwall Council and Bursaries and Grants are available where people are eligible

 

Bursaries/Grants

If you or your parents/guardians are on at least one of the qualifying benefits listed below you may be eligible for a weekly attendance bursary which is paid directly into your bank account.

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers 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 (provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit) and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs

You may be eligible for a weekly attendance bursary which is paid directly into your bank account. Please see below for details.

Vulnerable bursary

To apply for the vulnerable bursary one of the below will apply to you, and you will be able to provide evidence of this –

  • In care
  • Care leaver
  • Getting Income Support (IS) or Universal Credit (UC) in place of Income Support in your own right
  • Getting Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or Universal Credit (UC) in place of Employment and Support Allowance AND Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payments (PIP) in place of Disability Living Allowance in your own right

Evidence examples –

  • A recent letter from DWP saying which benefit you are entitled to
  • Your recent letter from Income Support of Universal Credit and
  • Disability living Allowance or Personal Independence Allowance
  • Written confirmation from your current or previous care services
Discretionary Bursary

The discretionary bursary is there to help with costs which could be a barrier to your learning. To apply for the discretionary bursary you must be 16-19 and you or your parent are in receipt of the below and will be able to provide evidence of this –

  • Income support
  • Income based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Ace 1999
  • The guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit) and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs
  • 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

Evidence example –

  • A Letter from DWP saying which benefit you/parent are entitled to
Transport

Depending on your individual circumstance, you may also be eligible for help with transport costs which will be reimbursed to you on a weekly basis.

Support with Child Care

If you require help with childcare costs you will have access to a government scheme called Care-to-Learn

You can get up to:

  • £160 per child per week

Care to Learn can help with the cost of:

  • your childcare, including deposit and registration fees
  • a childcare taster session for up to 5 days
  • keeping your childcare place over the summer holidays
  • taking your child to their childcare provider

Payments

Childcare payments go directly to your childcare provider.

Student Health and Wellbeing Services

Works with many services in Cornwall to ensure young people receive all the support they need to live happy, successful lives.

Savvy Kernow

Savvy Kernow

If you need help and advice about health, wellbeing or everyday life (trust me, sometimes we all do) get savvy!

Savvy Kernow keeps you in the know about Young Person Friendly Services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

C - Card Distributor

ccard 

The C-CARD (Condom CARD) Scheme is a free condom distribution network. It provides quick, easy and confidential access to condoms for young people living in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly.

DHCT is a C Card registered provider

 

Find Your Way Services

find your way

The Emotional Resilience service is delivered in partnership by Xenzone and Young People Cornwall and offers a range of interventions to provide early help for mental health services.

You can get information on:

 

 

Emergency Contact if you need help NOW!

Need help now?

Kooth

Kooth provide online counselling, forums and information for young people – open until 10pm everyday

Emergencies 

In an emergency you should dial 999. You can also call your GP out of hours service or  go to your local A & E department.

Confidential support if you are aged 19yrs or under. Contact Childline about any issue that is worrying you, 24 hrs a day. Helpline, email, 1-2-1 chat or message boards via website.

  • 0800 1111

Samaritans

Call for confidential emotional support – 24 hr helpline, text and email service. Or drop in to the office in Truro between 9.00am – 9.00pm

  • 08457 90 90 90
  • 07725 90 90 90

 

Nightlink Cornwall

Confidential helpline and text service for emotional support, evenings only 5pm – midnight.

  • 0808 8000306
  • 07717 989021

 

If you have any concerns about your own health and wellbeing or those of others please speak to your tutor and use the services listed above.

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