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Population Outcome: People at every age in Suffolk and North East Essex have Health Equality

People in Suffolk and North East Essex should have the same opportunity of good health and wellbeing, dignity and respect regardless of their circumstances, and this should include young people and older people, for whom the social determinants of health are more marked, and experiences of healthcare are often poorer.

Indicators

Data about the Health of Older People

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Data about the Health of Young People

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The Story Behind the Outcome

Lived Experience

Films

Rebecca's Story

Ageing and loneliness

Tailoring care for different age groups

Better communication with older people

Quotes

Young people being heard

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Older neighbours supporting each other

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Healthier ageing

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Published Evidence

Adolescence – risks to young people

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Achieving a successful move into adulthood

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Inequalities – middle age

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‘Sandwich’ Carers

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Ageing population

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Inequalities – ageing and ill-health

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Ethnic disparities in healthy ageing

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Long Term Conditions – an ageing population

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Inequalities – mental health support for dementia

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Older Carers

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Further Reading

References & Further Reading

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Further Information

Our Ambition

What we know matters to people and why

What matters?Why?
I have my age and stage of life recognised and recordedRecording and using information on my age means that health risks at different stages of my life - starting school, adolescence, becoming a parent, becoming a carer, menopause, retirement and older age - can be identified early, and may be prevented.
I have equality of access to health and careInformation on my rights and options for care and support, shared in the right way for me, means I can make the right decisions and know what to expect from my care.

Understanding the impacts of age discrimination on my health, and actively tackling the barriers I face, means I have access to the right care at the right time.

Full access to materials using the terms and language I understand, mean I can be a full partner in my care.
I receive high quality careHigh quality, culturally competent, compassionate and sensitive trauma informed care, enables me to have better outcomes for my health and wellbeing.

Understanding what is important to me at my stage of life means my needs and choices are respected and met.
I am seen and heardBeing treated with respect, not experiencing stereotypes, assumptions, bias, prejudice or discrimination, means I can have trust in the professionals who provide my treatment, care and support.

Actively listening and responding to my concerns, feelings and experiences, and giving me choice and control, means my care, and my care for others, is safe and effective.

How will things be different in Suffolk and North East Essex

We will ensure recording of age is accurate and complete for everyone, using this information to inform evaluation of health risks and decisions on care.We will tackle barriers in access to, and quality of care for people at different life stages, in particular starting school, adolescence, becoming a parent, becoming a carer, menopause, retirement and older age.
We will co-produce information in the languages and formats that people of different ages need, taking time to explain and making sure any information is fully understood.We will ensure care and support respects people’s lived experiences and is delivered sensitively and flexibly.
We will co-produce awareness raising and training on health needs and risks at different life stages; conscious and unconscious age bias in health and care; and culturally competent care at each life stage.

Case Studies – how we are making progress across Suffolk & North East Essex

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Relevant plans and strategies

ICS

NHS Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board
Joint Forward Plan
Start Well
Age Well

Alliance

Ipswich and East Suffolk
Alliance Delivery Plan

North East Essex 
Alliance Delivery Plan

West  Suffolk
Alliance Delivery Plan

Last Updated on 29 February 2024

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