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Residents learn basic life-saving skills

Published 27 January 2016

 

Residents from across the district recently undertook training to learn basic life-saving skills, thanks to an event jointly hosted by WDH and the charity Heartbeat of Sport.

The 90-minute course, which took place at the Hut on Kershaw Avenue, covered skills including learning the difference between a heart attack and a sudden cardiac arrest, administering first response care and learning the recovery position for unconsciousness, spinal neck injury and suspected heart attack victims.

Davi Garahan, WDH Engagement Officer, said: “Overall the day went really well. All those who attended were thoroughly engaged throughout and took some new skills and confidence away with them - which potentially one day could save a life.”

An attendee commented:  “I enjoyed the course, and I learnt a lot in a short space of time for example CPR, assisting someone who is choking, and how to put someone in the recovery position. Overall I’ve now got a better understanding of how to support someone if I needed to.”

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Children's audit helps to improve environment
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Children's audit helps to improve environment

Published 28 April 2015

 

 

Youngsters took their first steps towards looking after their community when they carried out an environmental audit for WDH and Wakefield Council.

Children from Years 3 and 4 of Streethouse Primary School went out with clipboards to the council-owned park on Meadway, which borders a WDH estate. They examined the play equipment, fencing and grassed areas, writing down where they saw problems such as graffiti, litter and broken glass.

Their observations, and suggestions of how to resolve the issues, will now be fed back to WDH and Wakefield Council.

WDH Tenant Involvement Officer Claire Secker said: “The children filled in sheets identifying areas for improvement. We are going to collate the information for an action plan and between the council, the school and ourselves we will jointly work towards addressing the issues identified during the audit.

“The graffiti and litter will be removed so the children will see the difference they have made. They have enjoyed the audit as it has made them think about their environment and hopefully when they are a bit older they will think twice about writing graffiti and leaving litter.”

 

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