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Mandy Wardle-McLeish

Mandy is a Director of Reaching People (RP), a charity which brings together VCSE (Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector) organisations in an innovative consortium. RP strengthens the VCSE through capacity building and shared learning enabling growth; and improving service delivery and outcomes; supporting people in need and experiencing health inequalities.


Mandy is an experienced VCSE leader and a Specialist in Public health; a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health with over thirty years Public Health experience. She has worked in local authorities, the NHS and in the VCSE working across public health programmes and functions; locally, regionally, and nationally. Her interests and expertise include work and health, health improvement and health literacy.  Her work includes supporting research, training, service development and evaluation. She was formerly CEO of the Community Health and Learning Foundation (CHLF) nationally recognised for their health literacy expertise. RP currently hosts the evidence based national Health literacy resources Skilled for Health and owns CHLFs health literacy training, materials, and resources. She is a member of the East Midlands ARC Partner Board.