Paddock Community Trust

Lifelong Learning and Support in Kirklees

Achieving with Safer Healthier Homes

Video: Safer Healthier Homes Graduation 2015

Training: Home

Safer Healthier Homes


Delivered in partnership with Kirklees Council’s Stronger Families Programme, Safer Healthier Homes aims to support participants to improve their personal health and wellbeing. The interventions focus on strategies to improve the health and hygiene within the home, which in turn benefits the whole family unit.

Professional and relevant resources were developed to support the appropriate delivery of the programme on both a digital and paper basis. Learners undertake CERTA accredited learning in Progression at Level 1, often overcoming numerous barriers and obstacles, to achieve the qualification.

The Trusts experienced training team have developed a blended approach to learning to ensure an inclusive learning environment. Key themes are embedded into the programme to ensure that the learners get the most from the opportunity.

Paddock Community Trust was originally commissioned to deliver the provision for 1 year, supporting four cohorts of learners.The success of the project, measured by the improvements within the home and family unit has resulted in two extensions to the project. In January 2015 Paddock was successful in securing the project for a further three years April 2015 – April 2018.

Qa conducted an evaluation of the provision on behalf of Kirklees Council. Their Key findings stated:

The research affirmed for Kirklees that the SHHP programme did work and they will continue to use it. It also confirmed that these families learnt better in a classroom situation rather than just talking with a support worker – it was quicker, they met people in a similar situation to themselves and the council got better results in a shorter period of time.

Learners thoughts on the programme:

“I started something and I actually finished it – I were proud of myself about that.”

“If your’e umming and ahhing about whether or not to go on, I’d tell them to do it, it’s the best thing ever, and you make friendships, you learn a lot and it could well turn your life around like it did mine.”

Further evaluative information is available at Qa research