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.
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.
on Monday 24th September Ffion Bethell delivered some Ambulance training to the cookery class this training 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.
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.
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.
Last Thursday (7th June 2018) we were honoured to receive a visit from New Zealand People First. Caerphilly People First members began by talking about our organisation and the work we do, and this was followed by members talking about their personal experiences with Caerphilly People First. We then presented the people from New Zealand People First with Welsh souvenirs (rugby balls, mugs, Welsh cakes).
Also at our office to welcome New Zealand People First was Councillor David Poole, leader of Caerphilly County Borough Council, who also presented the visitors with a gift. New Zealand People First then gave their own presentation about their history and current activities, and their presentation was outstanding. We were then presented with a New Zealand rugby shirt, which we will have framed, and will hang in the office to remind us of this special day.
At the moment Ffion Bethell and Colin Hills are the Ambulance Community Champions for the Ambulance Service. They train members on 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.
Sharon and Ffion are proud to have become Charter Checkers, and enjoyed our first meeting with the group at Cwmbran Library. Charter Checkers are able to go around different community groups to see if they are doing the right work on what the Gwent Charter says.
Chair Of Caerphilly People First