Improving the lives of vulnerable people with first aid education

The Philips Foundation and the British Red Cross have joined to improve the lives of vulnerable people through a program to improve first aid education and training deployment in the UK.


Together we are focused on three key areas that will support improving people’s lives.



British Red Cross & Philips improving the provision and quality of First Aid training


1. First-aid training improvement project – Philips employees will attend face to face and online first aid training and provide feedback which will be used to inform practical changes to British Red Cross First Aid training programs across the UK. This phase of the project will help us to devlop new ways of delivering first aid including the potential adoption of blended learning, a mix between face to face and online training.


2. Adult first aid education for homeless in London – British Red Cross research has identified rough sleepers and their support networks as a vulnerable group most in need of first aid training. The objective of this part of the project is for supporters of homeless services and for those experiencing homelessness to feel more confident and able to intervene in an emergency. The ultimate goal with this element of the project is to save the lives of homeless people and to improve their personal confidence by equipping them to help others.


3. Access to defibrillators in training – We will also supply 180 training defibrillators for use consistently across the UK.


Enabling homeless to intervene in an life-saving emergency