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Improving access to healthcare for local people with learning disabilities

National research has found people with learning disabilities have poorer health than the general population, much of which is avoidable. This health inequality can start early in life as a result of barriers to accessing timely, appropriate and effective health care. Poor health can in turn impact quality of life and life expectancy.

ESBT’s Healthy Hastings and Rother Programme is committed to reducing health inequalities amongst vulnerable population groups, including people with learning disabilities, so is funding work which aims to improve existing services and better meet people’s healthcare needs.

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