VITAL first-aid training is being given to Huddersfield families.
Kirklees Council has provided help with first aid training for parents of children with disabilities after receiving a request from the Carers and Parents Support group (Caps), which is based in North Kirklees.
The group was awarded £900 by Kirklees Council Small Grants Scheme to cover the training cost. Nine parents attended the course.
The children have a range of disabilities and so it is important the parents have a good knowledge of first aid.
Caps have been working with a community worker from Kirklees Council’s Safer Stronger Communities since September 2007.
Group members offer support to each other and raise funds for family activities.
They have organised several family fun days out, fundraising events and coffee mornings.
Clr Andrew Marchington, Joint Cabinet member for Adults and Communities, said: “I am pleased that Kirklees Council is supporting parents and carers to gain new skills.
“Support groups need all the help they can get to access funding and to develop. We look forward to working together in the future”.
Caps will be looking for more funding to create a newsletter to inform parents and carers of its activities and keep them informed about useful help and advice.
The group meets fortnightly on a Wednesday morning at Fairfield School, White Lee Road, Batley, for coffee and a chat.
Everyone in Kirklees is welcome and it will be of particular interest to parents of children with disabilities.
For more information, contact Marium Khan on 07979 295760.