Contributed - Royal British Legion Training

The Royal British Legion Portugal Branch recently held a three-day Caseworkers’ Training Course at the Hotel Garbe in Armação de Pêra.

Thirteen Caseworkers attended a Refreshers' Course while a further eleven attended for the first time. This was the second course of its kind held in Portugal. The course trainer, Brian Simpson, said he was delighted with the professionalism and dedication displayed by all of the delegates and that the course had been a great success.

The Guest Speaker was Paul Rodwell, the British Consul to the Algarve, who gave the delegates invaluable information about what the Consular Services could and could not do; very helpful for Caseworkers when visiting a Client and assessing the need.

Portugal now has more than 30 trained Caseworkers, but more importantly the coverage spreads out to the other parts of the country where more and more British are choosing to settle, many of whom may be eligible for Legion support.

For more information visit http://www.portugal.legionbranches.net/

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