Our Homeless Service training courses

Our Homeless Service training teams offer three courses. Each course equips attendees with the skills and confidence to step forward in the moments that matter and to help save lives.

The courses are available in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, and West Sussex, at venues that homeless and vulnerably housed people can easily access and feel safe in.

Essential first aid

Who should attend

Homeless and vulnerably housed people, and those who work with these groups of vulnerable people.

What you’ll learn

The course teaches how to deal with bleeding, choking, CPR, and the recovery position, in a context which the learners will relate to. This could be talking about someone becoming unresponsive due to too much alcohol or a drug overdose.

Cost: free for homeless and vulnerably housed people. 

Please enquire about cost for people who work with homeless and vulnerably housed people.

First aid for overdose

Who should attend

Homeless and vulnerably housed people, and those who work with these groups of vulnerable people.

What you’ll learn

The course emphasises the importance of recognising a drugs overdose as early as possible, and teaches how to give first aid and call for an ambulance. It looks at the risks associated with overdoses, how to recognise when someone is overdosing, and what to do to help them.

The course includes how to place someone in the recovery position and how to do CPR.

Cost: free for homeless and vulnerably housed people. 

Please enquire about cost for people who work with homeless and vulnerably housed people. 

First aid for frontline workers

Who should attend

People who work with homeless and vulnerably housed people and drug users.

What you’ll learn

All the topics in our Essential First Aid course and specific issues relating to homelessness and drug use, such as overdose and hypothermia.

The course includes how to place someone in the recovery position and how to do CPR.

Cost: please enquire.

Get in touch

If you'd like to enquire about our Homeless Service training, please email ann.love@sja.org.uk.

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Volunteering with the Homeless Service

We look for commitment and a non-judgmental approach towards homelessness and related issues. Find out if volunteering for our Homeless Service is the role for you.

Hastings Homeless Services

The Hastings Homeless Service runs five sessions a week staffed by volunteers and healthcare professionals, including nurses.

Brighton Homeless Service

At our Brighton service we run three drop-in sessions a week, all staffed by volunteers. Nurse consultations are also available.