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Outcomes and impact

HENRY is highly effective in developing practitioner skills to support a healthy start and in achieving healthier family lifestyle outcomes through direct support for parents. You can find out more in our impact report

Below is a selection of key outcomes across both areas of our work.

Family support services

  • 98% approval rating of HENRY family support – 73% rate it as ‘great’ and 25% as ‘good’
  • 92% of families are leading healthy or very healthy lifestyles by the end of our Healthy Families programme compared to just 17% at the start
  • 75% of families continue to lead healthier lives after HENRY support has finished
  • 63% increase in overall healthiness of family lifestyle following HENRY support
  • 83% completion rate on HENRY programmes
  • 45% of children are eating 5-a-day by the end of the programme compared with a national average of 19.5%

"HENRY has changed my life and my children’s lives. I feel very happy and confident with what I feed my children. I am less stressed and me and my children enjoy family days out whilst getting loads of exercise. I really enjoyed the HENRY course." Parent on the Healthy Families group programme

Find out more about our family support services

Practitioner training

  • 94% of practitioners leave HENRY training with improved skills, knowledge and confidence to support a healthy start in life and 92% leave with a high level of confidence to do so
  • 64% average increase in each practitioner’s skills, knowledge and confidence of how to support a healthy start following HENRY training. This is based on asking practitioners to rate this out of 10 at the start and then again at the end of training
  • 71% of practitioners continue to use their HENRY skills more than 12 months after training – and many use it more than 5 years after training
  • 67% of practitioners apply HENRY knowledge and techniques in their personal lives – a clear testament to the value of the training
  • 97% of practitioners say the HENRY training met or exceeded their expectations

"I have attended many training events in 15 years of working with families. This one has certainly been the best!" Practitioner on HENRY training

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Effective family support

Our innovative and flexible range of family support services

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Practitioner training

Our evidence-based training for practitioners

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Our evidence base

HENRY is underpinned by the best available evidence and rigorous evaluation