Community Health and Wellbeing Worker

Community Health and Wellbeing Workers are a rapidly expanding workforce supporting the increasing emphasis across government departments on improving the health of local people and communities by preventing poor health and tackling inequalities.

This occupation is found in different organisations and is commissioned by a range of agencies, including local government, the NHS, and other funders such as voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations. Their work is informed by the wider social determinants of health, such as the social, cultural, political, economic, commercial and environmental factors that shape the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age.

Key FactsDuty AreasWhat could this qualification lead to?
  • Taught Blended Workshops
  • Named Assessor
  • Assessment of practice
  • Portfolio of evidence produced
  • Dedicated resources
  • Preventative approaches to promote the health and wellbeing of individuals, groups and communities, addressing the wider determinants of health and causes of ill-health
  •  Help communities to build local resilience and identify strengths, capacity and resources that support their health and wellbeing
  •  Provide informed advice about local services and projects that support health and wellbeing
  • Manage referrals from a range of agencies, professionals and through self-referral
  •  Apply behavioural science to help people find practical solutions for better health and wellbeing
  •  Implement actions set out in strategies and policies that promote health and wellbeing at community level
  • Communicate public health messages and information to promote health and wellbeing at an individual, group and community level
  • Manage data and information and contribute to the evaluation of projects and services
  • Operate within legal and ethical frameworks that relate to the promotion and protection of the public’s health and wellbeing
  • Take responsibility for personal and professional development in line with organisational protocol

This qualification allows candidates to progress into employment or to the following apprenticeship standards:

  • Level 4 Lead Practitioner in Adult Care.
  • Level 5 Leader in Adult Care.


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