Special thanks to the Red Cross

Red Cross

First Aid is a gesture of kindness that makes a difference. Simple actions can save lives before the emergency medical services arrive

Thanks to British Red Cross our staff members, student and volunteers across Sanctuary Trust Rochdale Services have received vital first aid training. 

Special thanks to Judith Jones (Adult Learning Coordinator for the Red Cross), she offered first aid learning with a focus on vulnerable people, such as those who are homeless, people living with drug or alcohol addiction, and older people aged 65 and over.


People in these groups are more likely to be injured or become ill suddenly, or to come into contact with someone needing help. Therefore it's vital that they, or those close to them, can act in a first aid emergency.

As an experienced first aid trainer, Judith offered us an effective, easy-to-learn first aid education for those supporting vulnerable people.

She designed the sessions to meet the needs of the Trust and even delivered the courses from our Night shelter, abstinence Project and our Soup Kitchen.  We look forward to organising our next training session, thanks Judith!

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Sanctuary Trust works with homelessness and homeless related poverty and emergency homeless issues. God's Sanctuary was the vision of Sheila Halsall after seeing the level of homelessness Rochdale and later the homelessness Conwy and the substance misuse such as Drugs and Alcohol. By Providing emergency shelter for the homeless in supported housing services funded mainly through Supporting People we assist other providers such as Shelter homelessness, Petrus and Stepping Stones who are also supporting people through women's and men's hostels and floating support. We also have STEP Emergency overnight provision. With our work in Wales we partner with Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) as they provide financial help for homeless through emergency shelter and their Supporting People funds. There are different kinds of accommodation available but what is needed is good quality supported accommodation with a strong business and development plan. We have also provided consultancy service to help others move closer to an answer to homelessness. Our social enterprise company, Sanctuary Trust Enterprises runs Noah's Ark Play Centre, The Storehouse Charity Shop.