First aid specially tailored for youth group
A CHARITY group has hosted a first-aid course for young people with disabilities.
The Disabled Association for Hillingdon (DASH) hosts a Sunday youth club at Ruislip Young People’s Centre, in Bury Street, where the course was run by Alan John Associates. It was funded by the London Metropolitan branch of the International Occupational Safety and Health.
Spokeswoman Maeve O’Hara said: “We felt that after the Paralympics legacy, we wanted to do more for our community where we would help promote safety and show that disability does not mean inability. First-aid skills are something everyone needs and hopefully it will help the DASH team save lives.”
Rob Burton, deputy chief officer of DASH, said: “We are grateful to Maeve and her team for the support and Alan John Associates for adapting the course to make it fully accessible for our client group.
”This course was the launch event for a two-year Hillingdon Community Trust funded project focusing on improving the skills of disabled young people in Hillingdon’s southern six wards.”
Find out more about activities at www.dash.org.uk. DASH is looking for volunteers for sports and activity services in Hillingdon.