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Charity benefits from funded course

February 19, 2014

Cheshire Young Carers has partnered with West Cheshire College by signing up to a number of fully-funded courses through the Skills Support for the Workforce scheme.

Cheshire Young Carers has signed up to fully-funded courses through West Cheshire College’s Skills Support for the Workforce scheme.

The charity, which helps and supports young carers living with a parent or sibling with a disability or illness, have signed up to put its team of volunteers through short courses including equality and diversity, drugs awareness, safeguarding, first aid and mental health awareness.

Cheshire Young Carers also signed up to some longer term courses for its volunteers and employees including Leadership and Management and Coaching courses to provide them with the right skills to benefit their role.

Robert Berrie, Programme Co-ordinator at Cheshire Young Carers, said: “When we found out about the funded training through West Cheshire College it sounded like a fantastic opportunity.

“As we are a charity we do have limited funding for training so these fully funded courses through the scheme has been very beneficial.

“Both over volunteers and employees will benefit from this free training. It is very useful for our volunteers to raise awareness of issues that they may face within their role and how to respond to them.

“We have already completed some of the short courses. Our volunteers really enjoyed them and I’m sure it will have a positive impact on the young people we work with.

“I would definitely recommend for businesses to take advantage of the training through Skills Support for the Workforce as it is a great opportunity to up-skill your employees without a financial impact.”

For more information about Skills Support for the Workforce call the hotline on: 01244 656300, email ourskills@west-cheshire.ac.uk or visit www.west-cheshire.ac.uk.

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