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Disability category:
Long-term condition
Disability category: Long-term condition

Soc&Env: The ‘Food Environment’: Local inequalities data by disability

Having a disability can affect how people purchase, prepare and eat food (for example, difficulty reading labels, transporting food or using cooking equipment).  A recent report from the US highlights that people with mental or physical disabilities are at greater risk of food insecurity.  Due to the difference in social support between the UK and …

Soc&Env: Work and worklessness: Services and support available locally

Information on local services and support relating to work and worklessness is framed around the following headings, please click the links below to access content. Services and support promoting health and wellbeing through the workplace Services for supporting people with health conditions to find and stay in employment  

Soc&Env: Evidence and best practice supporting people with health conditions to find and stay in employment

As the population ages, and the state pension age increases, supporting people with long-term conditions in the workplace will become increasingly important.   The Work Foundation’s submission to the Health Committee in 2013 estimated that approximately 21 million people of working-age will have at least one long-term condition by 2030. [30]  Evidence suggests that personalised, tailored …

Soc&Env: Living standards: Local inequalities data by disability

Disability is strongly linked to deprivation, due to lower employment income and higher risk of benefit dependency among disabled residents.  In Hackney, nearly a quarter of households with a disabled family member also include dependent children.  Childhood disability often leads to additional living costs, increased risk of family breakdown and poverty. People with mental or …

Soc&Env: Local inequalities data on community cohesion by disability

Disabled residents in Hackney were more likely to express dissatisfaction with the local area in the 2015 survey than residents as a whole (12% compared to 6% of all respondents) and they are also more likely to perceive that the area has not improved over the past five years (22% of disabled residents, compared to …

Soc&Env: Health and wellbeing impacts of active travel

Active travel (i.e. by foot or bicycle) can increase the amount of exercise that people are able to integrate into their daily lives. Being more active helps prevent or manage over 20 health conditions and diseases, including coronary heart disease, diabetes, some cancers and obesity. Physical activity is also good for mental wellbeing and can …

Soc&Env: Health and wellbeing impacts of traffic congestion, emissions and noise

The growth in population, housing and employment, both within the local area and in neighbouring boroughs, has obvious implications for transport demand and for congestion on Hackney and the City’s busy transport network. Poor air quality resulting from vehicle emissions in congested areas is harmful to health. In 2010, an estimated 9,416 deaths in Londoners …

L&B: Diet: Causes and risk factors

The most important individual risk factors for poor diet are ageing, ill health, eating disorders and socio-economic circumstances.  Many of these risk factors are described in the Inequalities section. There is growing recognition that people do not make dietary choices based on the full costs and benefits of these decisions.  Decisions over what, when and …