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Absolute First Aid secures support from UnLtd – delivering social change in our community

We’re pleased to announce that Absolute First Aid has secured support from UnLtd, the UK’s foundation for social entrepreneurs. The funding and tailored package of support from UnLtd will help us to make lasting social change in our community.

“It’s wonderful to welcome this latest UnLtd cohort social entrepreneurs, always such an exciting time at our organisation. These social ventures are evidence that enterprising people are at the heart of so much positive change in all corners of the UK. We hope UnLtd’s tailored package of support will help to develop many sustainable businesses that will deliver lasting social impact. We’re living in particularly challenging times, so these ideas and innovations are urgently needed.”

-Nas Morley, UnLtd Director of Partnerships & Influence

 

We believe everyone should have basic life-saving skills. You never know when you’ll be with someone who needs first aid. Research showing that less than 2 in 5 people say they could resuscitate a member of their own family is extremely unsettling. Even worse, as few as 14% of people would administer CPR as a bystander!

I’ve been training first aid for 21 years. In that time I’ve used life-saving first aid on my own family three times. But working as a Nurse in the Emergency Department, I’ve seen so many occasions when people didn’t receive the first aid they needed, and it can seriously impact on someone’s chances of recovery. We want to help change this in Cornwall. That’s why we’re making first aid training accessible for schools, communities, social enterprises, and people who otherwise wouldn’t develop vital life saving skills – and this is where UnLtd comes in.

It’s shocking that only 1 in 4 people know what to do if a child stops breathing. Yet, almost half of parents say their child has had a first aid emergency. Having worked with schools and parents, we’ve realised that affordability is the biggest challenge to overcome. This is why we have approached UnLtd for support.

With UnLtd funding, we are increasing affordability for first aid training both in schools and for parents in the local community. This training will help more people to feel confident about delivering first aid should a child in their care need it, giving them a better chance of recovery. 

  • We are keen to hear from schools across Cornwall who have found funding to be a barrier to training staff members in vital life-saving skills until now.
  • We’re also interested in having discussions with community organisations who are already working with parents who could benefit from learning paediatric first aid.

Funded places are limited and I’m encouraging you to contact us as soon as possible to register your interest so you don’t miss out.

To find out more about this opportunity, please contact jason@absolutefirstaid.co.uk.

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