A Leeds charity has given a group of former homeless people the confidence to save lives by putting them through an emergency first aid course. Seven of Emmaus Leeds’s companions, who live and work at their St Mary’s Street base, learned vital techniques from TNR Coaching trainer Tom Robinson. They were joined by members of staff from Revive, Voluntary Action Leeds, East Street Arts and Seven Arts Centre.
Participants learned about CPR, bandaging wounds, and responses to heart attacks, stokes and shock, as well as defibrillator use. The training was offered as some members of the 26-strong Emmaus community have long-term health conditions that mean they are a risk of sudden collapse.