Tackling Health Inequalities

The North East and Cumbria Learning Disability Network has an extensive range of work programmes that are delivered across secondary care, primary care, community care and tackling broader health inequalities.

We are proud to support colleagues working across health and social care, education, community voluntary sector and people with learning disabilities and families to tackle broader health inequalities that people with a learning disability face.

People with a learning disability face significant health inequality compared to that of the general population. As outlined in the 2019 Learning Disability Mortality Review (LeDeR) report (published in July 2020) people with a learning disability are dying on average 27 years sooner than that of the general population of a preventable death.

You can find out more about our current work projects in relation to tackling broader health inequalities here.