SHOREHAM Port has been helping staff at a charity complete first aid training.

It is offering spare spaces on its course to Emmaus, which enables homeless people to move on by providing them with a home and work in a community setting.

Paul Johnson, Shoreham Port’s director of compliance, said: “We believe that by training our staff in first aid and giving them the confidence and tools to assist someone under their duty of care when they most need it is the right thing to be doing.

“We are delighted to extend this opportunity to staff from Emmaus and we look forward to carrying on doing so in the future.

“The welfare and safety of staff and stakeholders is very important to Shoreham Port and first aid training is a core skill we encourage all staff to develop.

“More than 75 per cent of our workforce is trained in first aid at work and emergency first aid training.

“By providing the opportunity for Emmaus staff to obtain a first aid qualification, we are further strengthening our partnership with the charity.”