Diagrama awarded funding for first aid and foster care training

18 Sep 2018
Diagrama's fostering team have been awarded National Lottery funding for training

Diagrama Foundation has been awarded two separate grants to fund new training projects.

Diagrama Fostering has been awarded £10,000 of Big Lottery funding to develop a new training programme to enhance the skills of foster carers throughout London and the south east.

The programme aims to reduce the number of placement breakdowns for foster children – which can potentially have a long-term impact on the child’s development – by upskilling foster carers to better cope with the complex challenges they may face. 

The project, which aims to launch early 2019, will include a series of free seminars covering topics including: brain development, the impact of trauma, understanding behaviour, child and parent psychology and attachment and biological issues. The training aims to reach around 40 carers.

Diagrama was also successful in its bid for a share of the Golding Homes Community Chest fund after being awarded a grant to provide vital first-aid training for job seekers, volunteers and foster carers in the Medway and Maidstone area through our training service United Safe Care.

Shane Newcombe, Operations Manager for United Safe Care said: “We are really pleased to have been awarded the grant to provide first aid training. These are vital life-saving skills which every member of the public should have. We’re hoping the training will help improve employability skills for job seekers as well as equipping volunteers and foster carers with the confidence to know how to respond if ever faced with a medical emergency.”

If you are interested in first aid training for yourself, or for your business, Diagrama’s training service - United Safe Care - can help. Contact Shane Newcombe on 0800 169 0255 or email shane.newcombe@unitedsafecare.co.uk for details.