Inequalities Everyone in society should have the opportunity to make healthy choices, live healthy lives and access high quality health and social care services

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There are stark differences in health outcomes across the UK – with a gap of almost 19 years in healthy life expectancy between the most and least deprived areas in England. Inequalities in power, money and resources at local and national levels can make people’s daily lives more challenging. In turn, this can make people more vulnerable to poor health.

Our recent work and content on this topic is listed below.

Wales must not be an afterthought when fighting COVID-19

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2 March 2021

Proportionally, Wales has recorded some of the UK's highest coronavirus death rates. Auriol Miller, a member of our COVID-19 impact inquiry expert advisory panel, reflects on why this might be.

What next for the UK’s COVID-19 vaccination programme?

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2 March 2021

The UK’s COVID-19 vaccination programme has made an impressive start, with around 30% of the population given their first dose by the end of February. But while the programme is broadly a success so f...

This Budget must protect those most at risk from the pandemic and its financial consequences

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27 February 2021

Comment from the Health Foundation ahead of next week's Budget.

Young people must be given the support that they need to avoid second health crisis later in life

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24 February 2021

Health Foundation response to additional government funding for summer schools.

Build back better should start right now, and target risk

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22 February 2021

Health Foundation response to the Prime Minister's announcement on the 'road map' out of lockdown.

The forgotten crisis: exploring the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on disabled people

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21 February 2021

What has the COVID-19 pandemic meant for disabled people, and how can we build back fairer? Liz Sayce explores the key learning points.

6 out of 10 people who have died from COVID-19 are disabled

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11 February 2021

Health Foundation response to Office for National Statistics data on COVID-19 related deaths by disability status in England.

Mental health and wellbeing for people receiving persistently lower pay during the pandemic

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3 February 2021

Persistent decreases in pay can affect people’s long-term mental health and wellbeing, writes Alex Eastaugh.

Young people must be at the heart of COVID-19 economic recovery plans

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25 January 2021

Health Foundation response to the government Kickstart Scheme uptake.

ONS data provides further evidence of the unequal impact that COVID-19 is continuing to wreak

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25 January 2021

Health Foundation response to ONS data on COVID-19 related deaths by occupation in England and Wales and healthy life expectancy in different local authorities in the UK.  

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