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Homeless Frontline Services Emergency First Aid Training

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Emergency First Aid Training

Designed for frontline workers who wish to act as an emergency first aider in the homeless Community. Upon successful completion of this qualification, candidates will be equipped with the essential skills needed to give safe, prompt and effective first aid and administering Naloxone in emergency situations.

Course programme:

This interactive 4 hour course is delivered using small groups in a friendly environment. 


  • Assessing an incident

  • Recognising a drug overdose

  • Risks associated with overdoses

  • Management of an overdose

  • Administrating naloxone

  • Management an unresponsive person

  • Basic Life Support CPR and AED 

  • Recovery Position

  • Bleeding

  • Choking

  • Seizures








Course Fees:

4 x hour, In house staff training:

  • 0 - 6 Staff   £425

  • 7 - 12 Staff £675

  • Plus VAT


Naloxone in homelessness services

  • Using naloxone as part of a wider harm reduction approach

  • UK Resuscitation Guidelines

  • The Human Medicines (Amendment) Regulations 2019

  • Homeless Link Services

  • UK First Aid Guidelines 

Training clarifies the causes of overdose and dispels myths about how to respond when someone overdoses, and leaves people more willing to intervene. There are four key aspects to the training:

  1. Risk factors for opioid overdose

  2. How to recognise the signs and symptoms of opioid overdose

  3. How to respond on discovering a suspected opioid overdose (including practical instruction in the assembly of the injectable naloxone product or use of the nasal variation)

  4. The recovery position

Garry Perkins played a key role with the St John Homeless Service that was set up in Brighton in the late 1990’s. Garry worked closely with local voluntary and statutory support agencies and in particular with Healthcare Homeless Service, which offers GP and nurse-led primary health care to homeless people. Garry also delivered training programs in the homeless hostels and local prisons on drug care awareness, first aid training and health care matters.


Throughout this period Garry gained a great insight into the challenges the rough sleepers encounter. In his professional role as a Paramedic and clinical advisor he has worked closely and gained experience working with hostels, community services centres and rough sleepers on the streets and all the complexed challenges they the homeless and drug users face.

Garry Perkins

HCPC Paramedic


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