Ajuda CEO Dawn Evans is Finalist at Welsh Veterans Awards 2020

At this years Welsh Veterans Awards our CEO Dawn Evans has been selected as a Finalist in Role Model of the Year category.

We at Ajuda are all so excited and very proud of Dawn because she works so hard to help others succeed and be the very best that they can.

She has been Director of Ajuda, one of Wales' top training companies for 11 years and counting.

Dawn has recently written and published the first in a series of fun educational children's books, teaching basic first aid skills in a fun way.

The list of charities that Dawn supports is growing every day.

Last year Dawn and her husband took on a big challenge to raise money for the ABF Soldiers’ Charity. They climbed Mount Toubkal in Morocco, the highest mountain in North Africa.

Dawn is always looking for new challenging ways to raise funds for different charities.

All of us at Ajuda would like to wish Dawn and all the other finalists the very best of luck.

Here is the full list of Finalists

https://veteransawards.co.uk/2020/07/06/meet-our-shortlisted-finalists-at-the-welsh-veterans-awards-2020/

The Awards take place on August 26th at the Village Hotel in Cardiff.

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Here at Ajuda we strive to offer the most comprehensive training at the best price.

There are several options to suit every budget

All Training Rooms at our Academy have been adapted for Social Distancing with your safety in mind.

We can even bring the training to you as long as you can provide a Socially Distanced environment.

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Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF)

Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF)

Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF)


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We have implemented  a 2 Metre distance between every Learner

Any Gloves, Aprons & Hand Sanitiser will be supplied free of charge

Refreshments include bottled water and sealed biscuits for your enjoyment

Classrooms are completely sanitised before and after every course

Your safety and protection is our priority at all times

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Due to current class size restrictions we recommend checking availability before booking

Contact us by Telephone on 02920576883 or email admin@ajuda.org.uk

World Wellbeing Week 22nd – 26th June 2020

Now in its second year, World WellBeing Week provides the opportunity for participants worldwide to promote an overall awareness for the wide-ranging aspects of wellbeing, including social, physical, emotional, financial, career, community and environmental wellbeing.

It gives recognition to the professional practitioners in this burgeoning sector; and shines a light on charities and social enterprises working hard in their own specific areas of wellbeing.

It also provides a platform for the leading organisations of the world to highlight their wellbeing strategies and activities, and to demonstrate their appreciation for their valued employees, customers, partners and suppliers.

Held annually during the last week in June, World WellBeing Week aims to create an Awareness Week with a series of individual events and activities, culminating in the ‘Leaders in WellBeing Summit | Awards | Expo’ to celebrate the practitioners, charities, and employers who are leading the way in all aspects of wellbeing.

Following the success of our previous Mental Health and Wellbeing Show Online in May, we are now planning monthly sessions focused on improving standards of mental health and wellbeing.

On June 26th from 10am – 12pm, we will be holding a Zoom event focusing on Youth Mental Health, including topics such as additional learning needs, wellbeing methods, developing confidence and more.

Tickets are completely free, with amazing speakers presenting on the day.

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We are Re-Opening July 6th

The time has finally come to re-open our doors and the Ajuda Team are super excited and ready to welcome you back to our wonderful Academy.

We would like to thank everyone for the efforts you have made to control the spread of Covid-19. Your patience and co-operation has played a vital role in getting us all back to where we need to be. There are still many things that we all need to do going forward in order to remain safe.

Here at Ajuda we have made some changes and implemented some extra measures to ensure everyone’s safety and protection.

  • Social Distancing measures are in place throughout the building
  • There will be limited spaces on our courses due to class size restrictions
  • We will provide Bottled water and a sealed biscuit for your refreshment and enjoyment.

Our Commitment

  • Cleanliness is our priority
  • All areas will be Sanitised before and after each Training Course
  • The 2 metre distance is clearly marked in training areas

Extra Facilities

  • There is a hand washing area on the ground floor of the Academy
  • Hand Sanitiser and Face Masks will be readily available in all classrooms

We ask that you observe and respect the Social distancing measures at all times.

Our friendly team is looking forward to seeing you soon

Carers Week 2020

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

The campaign is brought to life by thousands of individuals and organisations who come together to organise activities and events throughout the UK, drawing attention to just how important caring is.

Here at Ajuda we have some really useful Online Training courses for you if you are are Carer

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Around 6.5 million people in the UK are carers, looking after a parent, partner, child or friend. A carer is someone who provides unpaid care and support to a family member or friend who has a disability, illness, mental health problem or who needs extra help as they grow older.

Caring can be a hugely rewarding experience but sometimes carers find it challenging to take care of their own wellbeing whilst caring. The impact of caring on health and wellbeing should not be underestimated.

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Volunteer Week 1st – 7th June 2020

WHAT IS VOLUNTEERS’ WEEK?

Volunteers' Week takes place 1 – 7 June every year. It's a chance to celebrate and say thank you for the contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK.

During the coronavirus pandemic, many are focusing on supporting volunteers to take on coronavirus-related volunteering roles to help communities cope with the many consequences of coronavirus.

Although it is more important than ever for us to recognise support volunteers across the UK, we’ve decided it would be inappropriate to go ahead with many of the things we would usually do around this time.

WHY IS VOLUNTEERING IMPORTANT?

As well as helping others, volunteering has been shown to improve volunteers' wellbeing too.

It’s human nature to feel good after helping someone out. Volunteering can also help you gain valuable new skills and experiences, and boost your confidence.

Although it is more important than ever for us to recognise support volunteers across the UK, we’ve decided it would be inappropriate to go ahead with many of the things we would usually do around this time.

Time Credits are run by Tempo (formerly Spice), a charity that started in Wales in 2008 and now works across the UK. Our vision is for strong, connected communities where everyone’s time is valued, and we set up Time Credits networks to help achieve that.

Time Credits are a way of recognising the amazing things people do in their communities. If you’re in an area where we work, through giving time to your community you can earn Time Credits – which you can spend on hundreds of activities across our national network.

Everyone’s time is worth the same with Time Credits, and as well as spending them yourself you can take friends or family with you or give them some of your Time Credits to spend themselves.

There are lots of ways to earn Time Credits across your community, and hundreds of ways to spend them across the country. Have a look around our website for spending opportunities near you, and in other regions of the UK.

You can find more about Time Credits at www.wearetempo.org.

Use Time Credits at Ajuda

Time Credits can be spent on any online course. Due to direct costs incurred by Ajuda, these are available at 50% of the course cost plus the appropriate number of Time Credits. Courses 60mins / less – 1 Credit, Courses 61-120 mins – 2 Credits, Courses 121–180 mins – 3 TCs and so on. Contact Ajuda, stating you wish to use your Time Credits and they will take your booking.

Places near Cardiff where you can earn credits:

View the full list here

Keep Grangetown Tidy

Repair Cafe Cathays & Repair Cafe Splott

Global Gardens in Roath

Techniquest in Cardiff Bay

Promo Cymru

Breakfast Clubs (Various Locations) 

Friends of Rhiwbina Library

Vale of Glamorgan Housing

Each activity is worth a different amount of time credits, which can be seen on the website. Tasks range from customer service, cleaning, administration work, gardening and more.  

We really hope you find the perfect volunteering opportunity for you on the Tempo website, and hopefully we will see you spending some of your credits at our fantastic training academy in the near future.

We have many many courses to suit all of your training needs click here and find the ideal course for you

International Women’s Day – #EachForEqual

Happy International Women’s day to all of our customers and readers – we hope you have the opportunity to share this day with the wonderful women in your life.

This year’s International Women’s Day Theme is #EachforEqual, promoting equality among every single walk of life.

Their official website reads:

“An equal world is an enabled world.

Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day.

We can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements.

Collectively, each one of us can help create a gender equal world.

Let’s all be #EachforEqual.”

Equality is such an important and crucial virtue we must all strive for in our world to ensure everyone has the opportunities they deserve.

Our director Dawn, is a prime example of someone who always grasps every opportunity she discovers and has achieved a fantastic amount in the past few years, and over her entire career. Some highlights of recent successes are highlighted here.

Dawn Evans launches her First Aid adventure series of books with AJ and Uda at the Safari Park (March 2020)

Dawn has become an author!

Dawn has recently published the first book in her exciting new Children’s Book Series – AJ and Uda’s First Aid Adventures! 

Dawn decided the create the AJ and Uda book series to introduce first aid to young children in a fun and easy-to-understand way – and the first book in the series has proven to be hugely popular!

The series follows the adventures of two young siblings, AJ and Uda, as they travel around the country and find themselves using their life-saving first aid skills wherever they go. In each book in the series, AJ and Uda will discover a casualty and will need to use a different life-saving skill to help the person affected.

Reached the Mount Toubkal Summit 

The ABF Soldiers’ Charity is one very close to Dawn’s heart, and she regularly fundraises for them in a variety of different ways including her events. In September 2019, Dawn took on another big challenge for ABF Soldiers’ charity – climbing Mount Toubkal in Morocco.

Standing at 4,167m, Mount Toubkal is the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains and the tallest mountain in North Africa.

Dawn took on the challenge accompanied by her husband, Ianto, who both served in the army for a combined total of 45 years. Together they smashed the challenge, and also raised an amazing £4,132.33 for the charity.

Dawn launches Mental Health & Wellbeing Show 

To highlight the importance of the mental health and to increase the awareness about this topic we created a separate full-day event. Mental Health & Wellbeing Show is taking place on 21st of May 2020 in Cardiff City Stadium. This is the show dedicated to mental health and aiming to promote positive mental health through open conversation, promoting awareness and sharing real-life experiences. Our seminar speakers focus on topics such as coping with mental illness, ways to promote positive mental health, and how to support people around you who are suffering with ill mental health.

Find out more about the event on our website: https://www.mhwshow.co.uk/

Became FSB’s Inclusion and Communities Lead for Wales

As experts in business, FSB offers members a wide range of vital business services, including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in Government. Its aim is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions.

For Wales, Dawn has been recognised as the Inclusion and Communities Lead for Wales and is always available to support businesses looking to become more inclusive and involved in their local communities.

 

The Ajuda team are so very proud of all of Dawn’s achievements, and can’t wait to see what she is set to achieve in 2020, which will no doubt be amazing as always!

 

 

AJ and Uda Book Series Officially Launched for World Book Day

The team at Ajuda are very pleased and excited to announce that the official book launch party for the AJ and Uda’s First Aid Adventures book series just in time for World Book Day! AJ and Uda at the Safari Park is now available to order on amazon here. 

The launch took place at Cardiff’s Virgin Money Lounge last night, with author Dawn Evans doing a book signing for our lucky guests along with a reading from inside the book.

The AJ and Uda book series was created by our director Dawn to address the need of better first aid education for young children. Although there are plans to introduce First Aid training to the school curriculum, this has yet to be confirmed, and is a very crucial skill for anybody to have at the earliest age possible.

Dawn decided the create the AJ and Uda book series to introduce first aid to young children in a fun and easy-to-understand way – and the first book in the series has proven to be hugely popular!

The series follows the adventures of two young siblings, AJ and Uda, as they travel around the country and find themselves using their life-saving first aid skills wherever they go. In each book in the series, AJ and Uda will discover a casualty and will need to use a different life-saving skill to help the person affected. In the first book of the series, the young first-aiders teach our readers about the Recovery Position.

The 10-part book series features different key topics which are found on the Emergency First Aid at Work Syllabus, including choking, anaphylactic shock, head injuries and more.

Work is already well underway for the second book of the series which will focus on epileptic seizures, and Dawn can’t wait to educate as many people as possible to save lives.

Dawn said; “I am so pleased to be introducing these exciting new books into schools and on children’s bookshelves across the county. Basic first aid is such an important skill for everyone to have, as you never know when you will need to save a life.

I hope my books will help educate children on these crucial skills and give them a better understanding of what they can do in emergency situations.”

Dawn’s second book will be published very soon, keep checking back on our social media pages and blogs for more information!

Principles of Communication

Course information

When working in the adult social care sector, communicating is essential to develop your understanding of a service user’s needs, so you can provide them with the support they require. If the information exchanged is inaccurate or misleading, mistakes can be made which can result in ineffective care and a negative view of the service. Professionals will form many different relationships in their work. Some will be formal and others more informal.

Whoever you are communicating with and whatever the method you use it is essential that you make sure your communication is appropriate and effective.

This course covers some of the different ways of communication, how to identify barriers to
communication and how to reduce these, making sure the person you are communicating with understands what you are communicating, how to get help with communication issues and much more.

Number of modules: 7

Course Duration: 75 Minutes 
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Course Price: £25

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Person-Centred Care

Course information

What do we mean by Person Centred Care, well the term originated in the 1940s and proposed taking a holistic view of service users in care settings. This means getting to know the person and then tailoring their care as much as possible to meet their specific needs. Person centred care is now a key principle outlined in current legislation and it plays an important part in the standards that they set out which must be followed by all care professionals working in this country.

This course will give you an understanding of person centred approaches for care and support, and how to implement a person-centred approach in an adult social care setting.

It starts by explaining what we mean by person centred care and where this term originated. It then goes on to analyse the values represented by person centred care and explains why care should be as much as possible tailored to each service user. Finally it will give you an overview of care plans, daily reports, the importance of obtaining consent and much more.

Number of modules: 6

Course Duration: 45 Minutes 
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Course Price: £25

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Handling Information in a Care Setting

Course information

When working in a care setting it is so important to build positive relationships with care users. Confidentiality and the correct handling of personal information are vital for trusting relationships and a breach in this may lead to a service user becoming unwilling to cooperate with their care providers.

This course provides an introduction to the concept of handling information in care settings. At the end of the course you will understand the need for secure handling of information and you will know how to access support if you have any questions regarding access to information. The course will cover the important role confidentiality plays in developing trusting relationships with the people in your care and it will define key terms such as ‘need to know’ and ‘consent’. It also touches on the legislation that is in place relating to the handling and storing of information and the obligations each person has under these laws.

Number of modules: 2

Course Duration: 20 Minutes 
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Course Price: £25

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Nutrition & Hydration

Course information

If you are part of a team responsible for people’s nutrition and hydration, it’s important that you understand the terms that are being used, the nutritional requirements of the service users and the possible consequences of getting it wrong.

This course will start by defining the various terms used when talking about nutrition and hydration in care environments, the basic elements of nutrition and eating a healthy balanced diet, identify the reasons why vulnerable people might suffer with dehydration and the tools you can use to identify people that are at risk of malnutrition and the steps you can take to deal with this condition.

Number of modules: 7

Course Duration: 65 Minutes 
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Course Price: £25

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