Place Category: Business Services
Cloudberry Medical is part of Cloudberry Pursuits CIC. We are a specialist provider of environment and sector specific first aid training and services. We have particular expertise in outdoor, sport & exercise and expedition first aid. We also bring our experience to work place first aid training including Paediatric & Early Years for those working with children and AED training. We operate through an OfQual and SQA approved Awarding Body. We provide first aid cover for events.
Cloudberry staff ‘go beyond the basics’ in terms of experience and qualification. We have worked across a variety of sectors and have ongoing practical first aid experience. We are particularly interested in working with public, voluntary and social enterprise organisations.Cloudberry supports two related charities and offsets fees for courses involving young people.
Social Impact Statements:
Social Impact Statements
The Social Enterprise Mark criteria includes a requirement that the applicant can demonstrate that social and/or environmental objectives are being achieved.
In support of this, new applicants and renewing Mark holders must submit Social Impact Statements that summarise their headline activities and achievements, helping show how they are striving to make a difference and stand up to scrutiny of purpose as a social enterprise.
Updated August 2015
1) Provision of Outdoor First Aid training
One example of where discounting time for voluntary organisations and for those that work with young people was used was in the contextualised outdoor first aid training provided to Scout Leaders leading outdoor activities. Typical first aid training does not address the issue of accidents or illness happening in remote or difficult to access places. These situations places additional stresses and responsibilities on people.
Through the provision of Outdoor First Aid training we aim to better prepare people undertaking activities with young people and give them the knowledge, skills and confidence to deal with incidents in the outdoors. Last year we provided at cost training for 15 adult leaders and to date similar training for over 90 young people and 15 adult leaders with more planned for 2015-2016..
2) Supporting local causes
One of our recipients for an annual donation is an environmental project based in the Coquet valley Northumberland - Coquetdale Wild About. Although within a rural area on the edge of a National Park it was identified that there was still a need to raise environmental awareness in local children. Started by two local mothers the project aims to provide a stimulating and varied outdoor learning experience for children and young people.
Monthly sessions are regularly attended by around 25 children and a number of parents. As well as receiving support from Cloudberry to develop a business plan, policies, procedures and help with fundraising a donation in 2014 from ourselves enabled the founders to undertake and achieve the Level 3 Award in Forest Schools.
The project has now extended itself to delivering outdoor learning sessions in the local Primary School.
3) Donating profits to support good causes
Although our business aims to add value and create benefit through the services we offer our primary route to provide social or environmental impact has been through donating profit directly to projects in our area of interest. One such recipient again in 2014 was the Arughat Support Fund.
Arughat is an small town in Nepal where our donations were used to help provide simple diagnostic equipment for the local clinic to enable staff to undertake routine but important tests without the need to travel long distances to a larger town. This with other developments had started to make a real impact on the quality of health care in the area. Unfortunately in the recent earthquake the clinic was destroyed.
The Fund recognises that it is outwith its capability to rebuild the clinic and as this responsibility lies with the authorities. However, the Fund is directing attention to rebuilding the local school and the Fund will receive a donation from Cloudberry shortly towards this in addition to funds we raised by ourselves and from our local community. It is expected shortly that one Director from the business will be made a Trustee of the Fund.