Learning Disability Awareness Training In Schools

Caerphilly People First has been involved in a very important project which involves visiting schools to provide learning disability awareness training to pupils aged 7-11.  The training was put together by Caerphilly People First along with Hayley Gray and David Williams from the Gwent Regional Partnership Team.

The first training sessions took place at Pontnewydd Primary School in Cwmbran in October 2018, and was carried out by Caerphilly People First members Ffion Bethell and Kath Toms, with support from staff member Christy Taylor.

The team trained 233 pupils aged 7-11—including some with special needs—and on completion each student was given a goody bag and certificate as a thank you for taking part.

In January training continued in Malpas Park Primary School in Newport, where training was delivered to 115 pupils.  The training will continue in various other schools during the next few months.

We hope that the outcome of the training will be that young people will become more aware of the issues faced by people with learning disabilities, and gain an understanding of their lives. school training


Student Nurse Placements

For two weeks during October we welcomed two nurses on a one week placement each. We had the pleasure of training Natalie and Mariain subjects including Learning Disability Awareness, Safeguarding, Hate Crime Awareness, and Ambulance training.  The training was delivered by Ffion Bethell, Kath Toms and Sharon Cochrane. It was a pleasure to have Natalie and Maria join us for their placement and we wish them all the best in their nursing careers.

Hate Crime Awareness and Reporting at Caerphilly People First

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Ambulance Training Thursday 16th August 2018

Sharon Cochrane,Colin Hill and Kath Toms went to Wood-field side day centre to deliver Ambulance training it includes,when to ring 999 and when not to ring 999. If you want more information or would like to have this training please contact us on 01443834444 and ask for Ffion Bethell or Christy Taylor.

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Caerphilly People First Walk Thursday 23rd August 2018

On Thursday 23rd August 2018  members from Caerphilly People First did a sponsored walk around Bryn Bach Parc to raise money to attend the All Wales People First conference which is going to be held in Wrexham on October 16th and 17th. Everyone managed to do one lap around the park, which is about a mile long. Well done to everyone.40920936_320301958725531_1284917982895538176_n


Learning Basic Skills – Cookery Class


Caerphilly People First are helping the people who have been allocated flats in Newbridge with basic food and hygiene and cooking skills. This Monday Fran taught them how to cook spaghetti bolognese and the group finished off with a simple banana custard for dessert. The cookery class was enjoyed by all and everybody said they were confident enough to repeat this recipe when they move into their own homes.