Analysis

Health inequalities: people with learning disabilities more likely to experience the worst of what society has to offer

NHS England-commissioned report identifies better housing, employment opportunities and parenting support are needed
Life chances

NHS England-commissioned report identifies better housing, employment opportunities and parenting support are needed

Sir Michael Marmot is perhaps the world’s leading authority on health inequalities. His work for the government in 2010, Fair Society, Healthy Lives , has helped shape policy and debate ever since. So when he says he is shocked, it is time to take notice.

That was his reaction to the findings of his team’s review of the life chances of people who have learning disabilities, which has been compiled for NHS England.

5.8%

of service users who are known to their local authority in England have paid work

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