Briefing Note: Building Back Fairer In Cheshire and MerseysideLink to report - Building Back Better in Cheshire and Merseyside: Executive Summary
UCL IHE produced an executive summary that will support the Cheshire and Merseyside subregion’s place-based workshops.
The summary details key messages from an interim report, produced after the initial scoping process. Headline key messages include:
- Life expectancy in Cheshire and Merseyside is lower than the average for England.
- Health inequalities in the Region are wider than for the rest of England.
- COVID-19 has exposed and amplified health inequalities in England and in the Region, life expectancy is declining, and health inequalities are widening.
- To reduce health inequalities action is needed on the social and economic factors which drive health – the social determinants of health.
- Inequalities in the social determinants of health are high in the Region and have increased during the pandemic.
- Action to reduce health inequalities must involve partnerships and collaborations between local government, the voluntary and community sector, public services, the health and care sector and businesses.
- These collaborations could be geared towards building community resourcefulness in the area, supporting better health.