Free Level 2 Courses for Cyril Flint Befrienders

alison-stephenson-certificateEach year we offer our volunteers the opportunity to complete free distance learning courses; this could be to help you progress in your career; the start of a new career path or just a course in a topic that you are interested in! The courses offered are all Level 2 Courses and can be completed at home via workbooks or online, whichever is more convenient to you!

We have arranged for the courses to be FREE for Cyril Flint Befriender’s to complete but this is only available if you complete the course, otherwise a fee will be payable. However, you are provided with workbooks with all of the course detail in and can attend support sessions with a Stephenson tutor or one of the Cyril Flint Staff if you need a bit of help along the way!

2016/2017 courses available:

-Principles of Care Planning

-Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication

-Working with people with Mental Health needs

-Awareness of Mental Health Problems

-Principles of Dementia Care

-Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes

-Principles of End of Life Care

-Understanding Nutrition and Health

-Equality and Diversity

-Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings

-Team Leading and Knowledge

-Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities

-Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care

-Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

-Certificate in the Principles of Customer Services

-Certificate in Common Health Conditions

-Certificate in Information, Advice & Guidance

-Understanding Autism

-Introduction to looking after children


We are pleased to announce the first registration date for 2016/2017 Stephenson Courses, which will take place:

Monday 24th October 2016


Craig House, 33 Ballbrook Avenue, Didsbury, M20 3JG

Please register your interest by13th October 2016, stating name and course you are interested in via email: or by calling 0161 942 9465


Be a legend, leave a legacy

This year, Remember a Charity Week is being held 12th – 18th September. Legacies are vital to our very survival, a fact that most of our supporters don’t realise. To raise some much needed awareness, we’ve joined forces with Remember A Charity, the largest consortium of its kind in the UK working to promote legacy giving.

We have been fortunate enough to have been remembered in people’s wills in previous years, by those who have felt moved by the work Cyril Flint Befrienders does in the local community to combat loneliness. We wanted to raise awareness of how much we appreciate this generosity and how important on-going financial support is to keep the charity running.

With 35%* of people saying they would consider including a gift to charity after providing for their family and friends in their will, and only 7%* doing so, there is huge potential to increase income from legacies. We are proud to be working with Remember A Charity to make this a reality.

As part of our membership we have linked with Co-operative Legal Services who have agreed to complete a single standard will for anyone leaving a gift to Cyril Flint Volunteers for just £99 (plus VAT), inclusive of a £30 discount. The Co-Operative Legal team can take instructions over the telephone, so you can sort your will with ease from the comfort of your own home.


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*TNS Social 2008