St John Ambulance’s Community Advocate programme 

ST JOHN AMBULANCE logo21st November 2018

Over the past six months, St John Ambulance’s Community Advocate programme has been having a great review. They’ve amended elements to focus their our aims and goals for the project. They have been closing working with nesta and Department of Culture, Media and Sport to realign their processes and ensure they provide quality workshops, an impact for communities and groups and an opportunity to grow and continue our relationship with their local community champions
The primary aim is to engage with adults 50+ to support their communities and build confidence for everyone to learn simple first aid skills and continue to advocate first aid within their networks, families and friends. The benefits are beyond lifesaving skills, reducing social isolation, increase in confidence and social awareness.  Connecting with local charities, organisations and councils this project will ensure they provide relevant information to those who need it most 
Their 1 hour, free workshops are based on the Five Ways To Save A Life and how to become a Community Champion. They can hold these in community centres, clubs, groups and faith meeting places or any convenient space. The workshops are not assessed or formalised, there is no pre-requisite of learning (in fact they’d rather give new skills!) and also no physical practical. All they ask that at least 10 attendees can join us for the hour. All workshop attendees receive a Recognition of Attendance certificate, as well as a free pocket first aid guide and the opportunity to pledge actions they can do in their neighbourhoods, at home or in their clubs
StJA COMMUNITY ADVOCATEThis is a great opportunity to engage with this wonderful organisation, promoting first aid without the responsibility of formal volunteering (they do have the more formal, yet flexible volunteer role, Community Advocate, who can attend SJA First Aid training, shadow workshops to then deliver them locally)

click here to read PowerPoint presentation for Community Champion training
There is, currently, workshop space in the next few weeks and in December:
Session dates are first come first served

26th Nov-29th Nov
10th Dec
12th Dec
14th Dec

Dates in January 2019 can also be booked, please just get in touch with Claire Maynard
Regional Community Development Officer (East)  
Mob: 07813 369607   Facebook