Training taster sessions

An organisation set up this year to offer training on tricky issues is to hold a taster session at the Winter Gardens next week.

Friday, 7th October 2016, 12:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 4:44 pm
Drugline 's training and advice service lost its charity funding so they have decided to launch that part of the group as a private business offering advice to NHS, schools, businesses, and other organisations where staff may come into contact with or be affected by people with drug or alcohol issues, HIV sexual health etc. L-R Leah Emerson, Nicola Hayton, Anthony West, Aldo Errico, Shelley Matthews and Julia Hutchings.

The Renaissance Training School was set up by the charity Drugline after funding for its training arm came to an end this year.

It offers companies and organisations nationwide on drug,alcohol awareness, sexual health, domestic abuse and gender awareness issues.

The Dickson Road based team of six will be offering advice and information from 12.30 to 2.30pm next Tuesday.

Aldo Errico,Renaissance Training School’s co-ordinator said it would be of great value to firms

He said: “The premise is to invite organisations and businesses, that along with their obligations towards standard staff health and safety training,

“All the Renaissance trainers will be taking it in turns to do five to ten minute taster overviews of each course.

“The areas we cover can and do have equal impacts to health and wellbeing of staff.

“I’ll be talking about drugs and alcohol, Nicki Da Costa will be doing sexual health and blood borne viruses, Leah Emerson and Anthony West will be doing trans awareness, Alison Sayer will be doing drug-related litter.”

Lunchtime refreshments will be provided and anyone interested should contact [email protected]

He said: “Because of the acute nature of the issues we have here in Blackpool, our staff are highly experienced and well qualified to help in other parts of the country.”