State of health in the city: Liverpool 2040

Ashton, Matthew ORCID: 0000-0003-1959-5094, de Sousa, Eustace and Heseltine Institute for Public Policy, Practice and Place
State of health in the city: Liverpool 2040. [Report]

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Key takeaways 1. Liverpool is facing an unprecedented health and social care crisis with up to an extra 38,000 people living with major illness (defined as at least two long term conditions) by 2040 unless urgent action is taken. One in four of the adult population in Liverpool is projected to be living with major illness by 2040, compared to one in five across England. 2. The burden of this crisis is being borne unevenly with residents in the most deprived areas experiencing the worst outcomes. This inequality is forecasted to get worse by 2040. 3. The impact of national policies and reductions in public services on issues such as poverty, housing, unemployment and unhealthy lifestyles, have entrenched poor health outcomes and inequalities in Liverpool, which has a consequence for the economy through unemployment caused by ill health. 4. The Liverpool 2040 report will help focus health and care planning, but inadequately funded services impair local capacity to move at scale and pace to address current need and reduce forecasted demand. 5. UK government action is needed to give local systems adequate resources and powers to improve health, alongside national policies to drive health improving environments.

Item Type: Report
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2024 14:53
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2024 15:02
DOI: 10.17638/03172463