For families and supporters of people with a learning disability......
For information and to increase awareness




People with learning difficulties have poorer health than other people

A 3 year study by Bristol University (CIPOLD) found that on average people with learning difficulties die 16 years sooner than the rest of the population - women with learning difficulties die 20 years sooner and men die 13 years sooner*.

Why is this happening?

This is not due to lifestyle problems as in the general population but because the NHS services are not being applied equitably based on need*.





How can you reduce the risk of this happening to your relative?

By making sure your relative has NHS annual health checks and to be vigilent especially if they are living independently.


  *CIPOLD 2013 Final Report
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