Shiregreen residents learn new skills ready for the new year

A group of Shiregreen residents have given a boost to their employability for the new year after earning first aid qualifications.

Aimed at preparing them for the world of work, nine local people were trained by community regeneration charity SOAR, with funding from Sanctuary Housing.

The class learned about the role and responsibilities of a first aider, including performing CPR and how to treat burns and deep cuts, followed by a presentation of their level three Emergency First Aid at Work certificates.

One of the trainees commented that the course was “really interesting and really useful for work purposes.”

Melanie King, Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, said: “This course was designed to give a valuable boost to some of our residents’ employability, which everyone achieved by earning their certificates.

“The trainees now have some fantastic new skills which are sure to help them when accessing opportunities for education, training and employment.”

This project is funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.

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