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DSA Help?

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    Hello,

    I was recently diagnosed with dyslexia and dyspraxia, anxiety problems and suffer from extreme panic attacks, I also have a past with eating disorders, depression and other mental health problems.

    My doctor has advised me to get a non-medical helper/life coach to help me get through university due to the severity of my problems. My doctor has written me a letter for all medical problems.

    I was just wondering how I apply for a non medical carer as when I spoke to the help desk at uni, I was told all i could get was a fellow student to help me, my doctor said that that was uesless to me as i was in need of help from somebody qualified and according to the direct gov website, it says nothing about my helper needing to be a student.

    I just wanted to know if anyone could help me out?
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    Have you applied for DSA?
    It has to be applied for like student loans. The uni do not provide paid for help, it has to paid for through DSA. It is possible to get what you ask for through DSA.
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    Yeah DSA is the way to go. Some unis will provide you with study support whether or not you are in receipt of DSA, but it'd only mean you get very limited support. My uni for example, they would give you a tutor whom you can make an appointment to meet once a week or sth to discuss your work, do editing etc etc. I think you first step is to have a chat with the study support / disabillity team at your uni, ot the uni you are going to go, they would be in a position to give you further advice and answer any question you have.

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