Wardens get invaluable training to welcome world to Coventry
Thursday 5 July 2012
Dozens of Coventry Neighbourhood Wardens are in training to ensure they give a first class service to visitors to the city during London 2012.
The wardens are learning how to confidently assist or guide a blind or partially sighted person.
Carol Quinn (left in pic) who is a neighbourhood Warden joined Penny Heffernan and guide dog Clova to pick up some practical tips on assisting people who are blind or partially sighted.
Graham Kensett, Coventry Mobility Team Manager for Central Midlands Guide Dogs led the training this morning with 11 wardens. More than 50 wardens will be trained over the week.
Councillor Phil Townshend, Coventry City Council's Cabinet Member for Public Safety and Equalities said;
"We already know our Wardens provide a valuable service around the city, but this is an opportunity to impress visitors from around the world, and the Wardens are keen that they are able to confidently deal with all situations.
"We are pleased that we were able to work in partnership with The Guide Dogs Centre in Leamington, and with their help we want to help blind and partially sighted people enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else."