The background to Young Responders
In April 2021, St John Ambulance was granted the Recovery Fund, fundraised through the People’s Postcode Lottery. This grant was developed to address the educational inequalities, social exclusion and isolation, which underserved communities experienced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2021, we set ourselves the challenge of identifying those communities who we traditionally have had limited interaction. In particular, we wanted to reach the young people from these communities.
We have used these funds to develop the Young Responders programme. We are reaching out to young people from these underserved communities, teaching them life saving skills.