TAP/APPG on poverty - Seminar on health equality in wake of two unprecedented rises in death rates

19 July 2017

For immediate release, date: 17/07/17

 

 

​HEALTH  EQUALITY ​SEMINAR COMES IN THE WAKE OF TWO UNPRECEDENTED RISES IN DEATH RATES. 

Taxpayers Against Poverty/APPG on Poverty seminar on health equality - 6-8 pm Thursday 20th July, Macmillan Room, Portcullis House, Westminster

How many more infant deaths, how much more diminished life expectancy does there have to be before UK national and local governments accept the overwhelming and undeniable evidence that low incomes impact on mental and physical health? Some 52,400 more deaths were reported by the ONS to have occurred in the year to June 2015 as compared to the same period a year before.

The anti-poverty organisation sponsors the seminar with the APPG on Poverty. It follows TAP's blog series on health inequality with a seminar that will look to tackle the stark reality of health inequality in modern Britain. Our speakers will examine the socio-economic factors that govern life chances. UK citizens are increasingly left at the mercy of a ruthless postcode lottery that dictates mortality rates and incidence of low birth-weight. The seminar will demonstrate why socioeconomic status is at least as big a threat to mental and physical health as obesity.

 

 

Chair: Baroness Molly Meacher

 Speakers

David Finch - Resolution Foundation,

Dr Angela Donkin – Institute of Health Equity

Professor Richard Wilkinson –  Equality Trust

Professor Kate Pickett – Equality Trust

Maddy Power –  University of York

Carl Walker –  University of Brighton

Rev Paul Nicolson – Taxpayers Against Poverty

ENDS

Notes to editors

If you would like to speak to Paul Nicolson about the campaign or attend the seminar, please get in touch with Priya Rane on the Taxpayers Against Poverty press line: 020 3544 4950 or via email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)instinctif.com.

 

HARINGEY COUNCIL TAXES BENEFIT INCOMES OF ITS POOREST RESIDENTS 

OF UK'S MOST DEPRIVED WARDS WITH 

LOW LIFE EXPECTANCY AND HIGH RISK OF LOW BIRTH-WEIGHT.

 

from the Reverend Paul Nicolson

Taxpayers Against Poverty

No citizen without an affordable home and an 

adequate income in work or unemployment. 

 

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