In an effort to reach relevant groups British Red Cross are asking local groups if they are willing to arrange first aid sessions for people who may come into contact with our targeted risk groups.
Everyday first aid sessions are being offered, by the British Red Cross, strategically to people most likely to use their newly learned skills in an emergency. These sessions are fully funded.
Our risk based approach focuses on first aid emergencies that are clinical (at greater risk of falls ); environmental (at risk of homelessness, rough sleepers) or behavioural (substance use; self-harm). Our current engagement strategy primarily focuses on groups (such as friends, family members, community groups, organisations and unpaid carers) who meet or live in areas that have a high identified risk in the following categories:
• Older people at greater risk of falls
• Substance users (or recovering)
• Homeless people (or at risk of homelessness)
An everyday first aid session is approximately two hours long and helps people become more confident to help someone by teaching first aid skills that are easy to do, easy to learn and easy to remember. We work alongside other organisations such as yours and tailor our first aid training to meet the specific needs of your group in an inclusive and flexible way. Each participant receives a certificate of first aid learning.
Please help us build community resiliency by arranging a session for your group who could benefit from these skills as well as sharing this information with other organisations you know of.
To arrange a session please complete the attached enquiry form or contact me by e-mail of phone.
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