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Reaching People

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Training Resources & Material

This page will contain information and resources to assist with training.

Currently we have the Skilled For Health resources available for you to browse.

Skilled For Health

Reaching People in agreement with NHS England, Public Health England and the Department for Education[BJ1] have been asked to host the national Skilled for Health resources temporarily whilst a long-term solution is discussed and agreed. These evidence-based resources were co-produced and extensively tested by the Department of Health, the Department for Education and the learning charity ContinYou, the predecessor body, of the Community Health and Learning Foundation as part of a national partnership. An external evaluation of the resources showed they improved people’s skills, knowledge and confidence about their health as well as their language, literacy and numeracy.
More recently they have been updated and tested again by CHLF via funding from NHS England and the Department for Education.

What is Skilled for Health:

For many years it has been recognised that people with lower levels of health literacy including less well-developed language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills experience poorer health outcomes. This means that they may be less able to make decisions about treatment and care options, manage their health and wellbeing on a day to day basis and to access and use services. This has an impact on their longer-term health outcomes. Skilled for Health is a set of evidence based, tested resources. Embedding health topics into learning resources improves health literacy (skills knowledge and confidence) as well as general language, literacy and numeracy.
Take a look and see how you could use these free resources with the people, groups and communities you work with and support. If you are interested in training staff to use the resources please contact us here at Reaching People.

This section contains audio resources for use with the Skilled for Health Themes. The documents in the series will contain reference numbers in the Resources section if there are accompanying audio resources, which you can listen to by clicking on the appropriate link below, locating the numbered player, and clicking Play.

Audio Resources

Skilled for Health Theme 3 – Smoking

Skilled for Health Theme 4 – Alcohol

Skilled for Health Theme 7 – Staying safe

This section contains audio resources for use with the Skilled for Health Themes. The documents in the series will contain reference numbers in the Resources section if there are accompanying audio resources, which you can listen to by clicking on the appropriate link below, locating the numbered player, and clicking Play.

Audio Resources