Volunteers in York are receiving free safety training to support them in their work with vulnerable people.
Eboracum Training is offering free courses in conflict management for members of Street Angels York.
Street Angels is a church-led initiative that provides practical and listening support to people in the city.
The training provides volunteers with strategies and skills to remain safe in difficult situations.
Eboracum Training was launched by Eboracum Security earlier this year.
Carl Nickson, managing director at the parent company, said the firm wanted to ‘put something back into the community’ by providing the training.
‘We approached Street Angels York because of the fantastic work they do, and we were delighted to be able to offer them conflict management training completely free of charge,’ he said.
‘The Street Angels deal with some very vulnerable and challenging individuals, so through this training they are able to keep themselves – and the people they work with – safe, whilst also providing a more effective service.’
The company is now looking to provide further training courses after positive feedback, he added.