Community Health and Wellbeing Worker



The broad purpose of the occupation is to work in partnership with individuals and their communities to identify and address health and wellbeing needs, improve health, prevent ill-health and reduce inequalities. To do this, Community Health and Wellbeing Workers need to:

  • address the causes of poor health and wellbeing in the broadest sense (causes of the causes). They do this by taking an holistic ‘whole person’ approach regarding physical, mental, emotional and social health and wellbeing and resilience.
  • work with individuals, groups and communities to identify what matters to them, building on their strengths to improve health and wellbeing.
  • understand the local and accessible services and resources available, to which people in the community can be signposted to support their health and wellbeing needs.
  • identify gaps in available services and resources preventing individuals and communities from achieving optimal health and wellbeing.
  • build relationships with local organisations and groups.

Apprenticeships Available

Level 3 Community Health and Wellbeing Worker

Typical Duration

12 Months

Career Progression

With additional training successful completers will be able to move into leadership, management or consultancy roles within the sector which may be aligned with an apprenticeship at a higher level. This progression will involve leading teams of people; acting as a mentor for staff; or specialising in the delivery of health programmes to certain populations or communities.

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