Engage Training Helps Local Charity

Engage Training is pleased to have been able to support local charity Calan DVS in providing I.T training services for some of their service users.

A half day ‘Safe and Secure Online Social Media’ course was delivered by Engage Training’s preferred I.T Trainer, Paul Gronow, who is an I.T consultant from South Wales based organisation Computer Based Training.

Calan DVS provides a range of immediate and long term support options for individuals and families experiencing domestic violence and abuse.

Their ‘Support in the Community’ team work with individuals and their children either in their homes, schools or in their communities providing information and support around safety, housing and benefits.

Calan DVS also provide emergency accommodation which can be accessed any time, day or night, 365 days a year. This accommodation is designed as temporary, safe accommodation so that individuals, and any of their children, can recover from an immediate crisis, access support, and consider their options in a safe and supported environment.

Calan DVS also offer tailored training and awareness packages via the Freedom programme to increase each victim’s knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse and healthy relationships. They work to give service users the confidence and self-esteem needed to act against domestic abuse.

Mark Lewis, Business Development Manager at Engage Training said, ‘It was fantastic to be able to support a local charity in this way. The service users that attended the course really benefitted from the session and learned a great deal about keeping safe and secure online. I am really grateful to Paul Gronow for agreeing to work with us, and along with Engage Training, offering his services free of charge so that we could provide a free service to such a great charity.

A spokesperson from Calan DVS said, ‘Thank you so much for allowing service users to attend the Safe and Secure Online Social Media course, I received very positive feedback and it is very much appreciated by all of us!’