It’s great to know that our reputation for providing excellent, trustworthy and often innovative services is spreading. Earlier this month, we were contacted by Screenchannel Television who are making a 15-part daytime series about debt and loans for BBC1. Each episode will be 45 minutes long and will feature 6-8 different short stories involving people who are or who have been in debt and the agencies that help them.
The exiting thing is that not only have we been able to provide some ideal case studies for them, we’ve also had some brilliant feedback about the work we do and the difference we make. We’ve been able to put the company in touch with our services in Fareham, Gosport, Basingstoke and Portsmouth, all of which are going to be showcased.
Most of the case studies will also look to include the adviser as part of the story as an interviewee to explain the wider context and issues. This is a fabulous showcase for the work that we do and the outstanding quality of our staff.
Bella Falk, the producer and director, spoke to David Barton, our Debt Advisor in the Portsmouth Advice Centre and fed back to our Chief Executive: …
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YOU and the British Red Cross teamed up last week to provide basic first aid training to young people from all over West Dorset, in Bridport. YOU, a registered charity providing support and advice services to people in Dorset, wanted to make sure its clients knew how to respond in an emergency.
“It’s important to make sure that people know what to do,” said Service Manager, Andy Cosma, “and I’d like to give a big thanks to the Red Cross for agreeing to come in and deliver the training. First Aid complements the life skills training we provide to young people brilliantly.”
A half day training session took place in West Rivers House where 9 young people and staff learnt the basics of first aid and received a certificate from the Red Cross. The training started with an introduction to first aid and, after a break, included hands on training on CPR and on dressing cuts and burns.
“It was really good,” said Tash, a resident at the service, “I know how to save someone’s life in an emergency”.
“They all enjoyed the hands on side of learning, “said Caroline Aktas, Support Worker, “people came away with more knowledge and …
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