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Video: Pawsitively Pet First Aid

Confidence Health and Wellbeing Health Works for Cornwall Video 16 February 2023

The Pluss Health Works for Cornwall team recently organised a Pet First Aid session, at Heartlands, Redruth.

The one-day course led to participants gaining a level two qualification. Purrfect for those with aspirations to work with animals or possibly have their own dog-walking business.

Attendees were keen to improve their animal care knowledge. Topics covered included: spotting signs an animal is in distress, choking, resuscitation, dealing with fractures, bleeding, stick injuries, bloat, stings, ticks and countless other essential pet care guidance.

It was incredible how Jo, from Take Me Out, dog walking business based in Perranporth, was able to cover so much content in a calm and assuring way in a relatively short time.

These events are not just about providing an opportunity to develop specialist knowledge. They are spaces to be with others, developing team social skills, gaining confidence through meeting and talking to people participants haven’t met before.

These small steps are such a valuable part of a person’s journey. Every participant has a different story and the aim of the Health Works for Cornwall programme is to support individuals, addressing barriers, to the point where many are, or are close to being, work-ready.

No one left behind is our mantra and the work Pluss delivers as part of the Health Works for Cornwall programme is a great example of how we bring our mantra to life.


Pluss’ Health Works for Cornwall offers help and guidance in a variety of different ways:

Support is tailored to each individual and could include:

  • Help to build self-esteem, confidence and independence
  • Understanding each individuals work, life and health aspirations
  • Assisting with job search, CVs and interview techniques
  • Arranging work trials, tasters and introductions to local employers
  • In-work support for up to six months.

Health Works for Cornwall is co-financed by the European Social Fund.

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