by: Ben Simons - Last updated: 2008-02-28
The first ever Red Cross first aid training course in London aimed at people with learning difficulties has been undertaken by students at Jewish special needs charity Kisharon.
Six men from the organisation took part in learning various aspects of first aid under the supervision of a Red Cross instructor and were presented with an award certificate of their achievement.
"In line with the British Red Cross policy that everyone may participate in the learning of life saving skills, the inclusive First Aid programme was devised to spread learning to even those who may find it difficult to practice the skills, but may be able to understand, describe or demonstrate them," said British Red Cross instructor John Hill.
Interim Kisharon executive director Rabbi Yitzchak Freeman added: "This valuable programme has enabled our students to learn an important and worthwhile skill that will allow them to provide crucial assistance in the event of an emergency."