Report 10/2021
Briefing Note: Building Back Fairer In Cheshire and Merseyside by UCL Institute of Health Equity

Briefing Note: Building Back Fairer In Cheshire and Merseyside

.pdfLink 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.

Read more about the collaboration at UCL IHE's website, and check for updates at CHAMPS Public Health Collaborative website