Health inequalities and the impact of COVID-19 on people with learning disabilities

LGA will be hosting a webinar on Health inequalities and the impact of COVID-19 on people with learning disabilities and we would be delighted if you were able to attend.

Health inequalities such as deprivation, low income and poor housing have always meant poorer health, reduced quality of life and early death for many people. The COVID-19 pandemic has starkly exposed how these existing inequalities – and the interconnections between them such as race, gender, disability or geography – are associated with an increased risk of becoming ill with a disease such as COVID-19. Behind the national figures lie the unequal burdens carried by different population groups and regions. The measures taken to suppress the virus have also affected people differently – with both immediate and longer-term consequences for their health and wellbeing.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Cllr Louise Gittins, Leader, Cheshire West and Chester Council
  • Professor Christopher Hatton, Manchester Metropolitan University

This is a virtual Zoom webinar. Book Here