Institute of Health Equity:A Fair, Supportive Society: Summary Report

The IHE report A Fair, Supportive Society highlights that some of the most vulnerable people in society – those with learning disabilities – will die 15-20 years sooner on average than the general population – that’s 1,200 people every year.

The report commissioned by NHSE highlights key facts, stats, and interventions. Much of the government action needed to improve life expectancy for people with disabilities is likely to reduce health inequalities for everyone. Action should focus on the ‘social determinants of health’, particularly addressing poverty, poor housing, discrimination and bullying.

A press release for this report can be accessed via this link (to PDF)

An Easy Read version of the report is available at this link (to PDF).

Related reporting from BBC

and from Guardian

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