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The level of teaching was outstanding and this really showed in the exam marks. The trainer’s enthusiasm for First Aid really shone through and this in turn motivated the group to learn, practise and ask as many questions as possible. […]. The instructor passed on expertise in such a way that did not alienate anyone even though it was a diverse group of people from all parts of the business. The examiners were wonderful, giving us extra tips and advice once we had passed; this gave everyone confidence in their new skills and will allow us as individuals to handle a first aid situation.

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George Clooney surprises elderly fan at her care home

Hollywood star George Clooney recently surprised an elderly fan on her birthday by visiting her at her assisted living home, in a “classy gesture from a wonderful man.” Pat Adams, who lives at the Sunrise of Sonning Retirement and Assisted Living Facility in Reading, Berkshire, was celebrating her 87th birthday this week when she was […]

Walking 20 miles for 20 years – and charity funds!

The Spirit Ventures group of companies, which is headquartered in Worcestershire, is undertaking a sponsored charity walk this spring to celebrate a landmark year while supporting two local charities. The ‘Walk 20 for 20’ event is being organised by the diverse business to celebrate 20 years since its first venture, national health and safety training […]

Stress summit explores management of mental health at work

The recent UK stress summit gave experts and professionals opportunity to explore ways to manage and minimise stress, anxiety and depression at work. Hosted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the stress summit was attended by members of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and representatives from employer and employee bodies, professional […]

Consultation launched on plans to protect NHS whistleblowers

The government has launched a consultation on plans to protect NHS whistleblowers against discrimination should they apply for roles within the health service again. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says the proposals are part of efforts to create “a culture of openness” in the NHS where staff feel able to speak up about issues affecting patient […]

Care firms cancel contracts with councils due to “under-funding”

A number of care firms have cancelled contracts with UK councils, saying they cannot recruit or retain enough staff with the amount they are being paid. A Freedom of Information request, which was responded to by 197 of 212 UK councils, revealed that care firms had cancelled contracts with a total of 95 because they […]

M&S introduces ‘Frazzled Café’ for mental health

National retail chain Marks and Spencer is making 11 of its cafes available once a fortnight for mental health chat sessions. Marks and Spencer have teamed up with comedian Ruby Wax on the so-called “Frazzled Café” initiative, which aims to create a safe space where people can talk freely about the stresses of modern life […]

Schools urged to do more to support pupils’ mental health

Schools are urged to do more to support pupils’ wellbeing after a new report reveals that half of teenagers with mental health issues try to cope alone. ComRes researchers compiling the BBC School Report found that 70% of respondents had experienced negative feelings during the past year, which ranged from feeling upset and unhappy to […]

Manual handling injuries cost firms £154 million a year

Recent data analysis suggests that businesses lose an average of £154 million and 8.8 million working days each year because of manual handling related injuries. Workplace safety equipment specialist Parrs conducted an analysis of Health and Safety Executive (HSE) data and found that musculoskeletal injuries, often caused by poor manual handling techniques or ergonomic practices, […]

CQC outlines cost recovery scheme

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has outlined its new cost recovery scheme for registered care providers. The care watchdog is charging a fee to registered providers of health and adult social care in England in order to recover the costs involved in regulation of the sector. The new fees have been set following a consultation […]

Help those in need this Good Samaritan Day

Monday 13th March marks Good Samaritan Day which is meant as a day for people to focus on unselfish actions, helping others and celebrating kindness. People are encouraged to try and help someone who is in need or struggling against problems and to use #GoodSamaritanDay on social media to spread the word. The term ‘Good […]


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We would like to take the opportunity on behalf of our fostering agency to thank you and especially your trainer for delivering an excellent, highly professional and concise training course to our foster carers. We did enjoy the day and we would like to have this trainer as our tutor in any future training courses.

Agency Manager - Foster Care Agency – Worcester
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