TAP health equality campaign of 9 Blogs about low income, debt, hunger, mental and physical health
TAP affordable housing and health equality campaigns
Following our social media campaign of ten blogs on affordable housing (the index is here) TAP publishes the index olf the first 7 of nine blogs its Health Equality Campaign. The series is exploring the alarming depth of health inequality in modern Britain.
Dr Angela Donkin of the Institute of Health Equity,
Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett of the Equality Trust and
Carl Walker, of the University of Brighton and of Psychologists Against Austerity
wrote three blogs each about income, debt, hunger & health.
Madeleine Power, of the University of York contributed the 9th Blog
are writing three blogs each about income, debt, hunger & health.
Each blog tackles the stark reality of health inequality in modern Britain. Our writers examine the socio-economic factors that govern life chances, as UK citizens are increasingly left at the mercy of a ruthless postcode lottery that dictates mortality rates and incidence of .low birth-weight. The blogs demonstrate why it is a national disgrace.
BLOG 1 Dr Angela Donkin - Incomes are too low for children to live a healthy life from birth to death
BLOG 2 Carl Walker - The people’s money management skills are good; the State creates problem debts for vulnerable individuals and families, which are linked to the most profound anxiety, anger and suicide.
BLOG 3 Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett - Being on wrong end of inequality leads to more depression, mental illness, addiction and imprisonment
BLOG 6 Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett - Government enacts policies that make child poverty worse & demonises parents. We tolerate overblown salaries and tax avoidance and shocking childhood deprivation in the UK
BLOG 9 Maddy Power , Kate Pickett & Richard Wilkinson - Food Bank Britain. In austerity politics the state drops responsibility for preventing hunger.
HEALTH EQUALITY SEMINAR
The seminar on 27 April, co-hosted by TAP and the APPG on Poverty, will be an opportunity to discuss the ideas arising from TAP's health equality blog series and and to hold a wider debate on the causes and consequences of health inequality. Tickets are available here
David Finch - The living standards and equality outlook, Resolution Foundation
Dr Angela Donkin - Working across government to improve well-being and reduce costs, Institute of Health Equity
Professor Richard Wilkinson - The impact of inequality, Equality Trust
Professor Kate Pickett - The impact of inequality on children, Equality Trust
Rev Paul Nicolson - Sanctions, the job centre and the magistrates court, Taxpayers Against Poverty
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