Published: January 5, 2011
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Residents in the Burnham-On-Sea area can brush up their first aid skills, cooking and food hygiene knowledge by taking part in a series of free courses from later this month.

Sedgemoor Community Parntnership, which operates Highbridge's Morland Hall, has received grant funding to run the free courses in conjunction with Somerset Skills and Learning.

The courses are running from January to March this year and comprise three courses.

The first, cooking for special occasions, will be held over six Wednesday sessions starting on January 12th.

A general first aid training will be given by the British Red Cross, which will be held over three Thursday sessions starting on February 3rd.

And an IEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering and Hygiene will be held in conjunction with Blake Training over three Wednesday sessions starting on March 2nd.

Each course is being run on mornings during school term time to allow parents with children at school to participate. A crèche will be available subject to demand.

In order to obtain full enrolment information and book a place on this course, applicants shoud email richard.mathews
or call 07827-647856 and leave a number. Please note that places are limited.

Organiser Richard Mathews told "There is a symbiotic need for sustainability both at Morland Hall and with meaningful training for residents in the toughest economic climate for a generation."

"Volunteers from SCP and local community organisations will be encouraged to attend the training. This project offers the opportunity for hard to reach target groups to engage in meaningful activities to develop skills that through community led projects such as the community café, will enhance their participation in community activities and change lives. Previous courses have led to students taking up their own community projects and standing for public office. Learning advisors will be available for progression."

The partnership is primarily targeting residents of the Morland Estate plus deprived wards in Berrow, Burnham and Highbridge together with other residents in any part of Somerset who may be disadvantaged as a result of income, disability or mental health problems or as a consequence of being a minority group.


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