YOUNG carers at Swindon College can travel around the town for less.

Swindon Bus Company is offering an extra 15 per cent discount to students who care for their siblings, parents or grandparents.

Alex Chutter, general manager, said: “Our team is full of respect and admiration for these exceptional young people. The students have huge responsibilities - juggling time at college with caring for relatives at home.

“They have a very important role in society, and we want to help them in any way we can. In addition to the ticketing partnership we already have with Swindon College, we are now offering the extra discount for its young carers valid throughout the whole year not just during term time.

“I’d like to wish these students all the very best with their exams - and hope they are able to make full use of our services over the coming months.”

Saxone Trueman, Student Wellbeing Centre controller at Swindon College, added: “We know how important bus travel is to students - particularly for our young carers. We’re delighted Swindon’s Bus Company is stepping in to make getting across the town much easier for them, and would like to thank Alex and his team for their kind offer.”