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Disabled people

Population Outcome: Disabled people 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 people with disabilities, who currently have twice the risk of developing a number of health conditions, and inaccessible health facilities are up to 6 times more difficult for persons with disabilities.

Indicators

People with a disability

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The Story Behind the Outcome

Lived Experience

Films

Respecting difference

Published Evidence

Range of inequalities

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Inequalities – maternity

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Inequalities - children and young people

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Common Mental Health Disorders

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Inequalities - Severe Mental Illness (SMI)

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Inequalities – people with learning disabilities

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People with learning disabilities and/or autism – life expectancy

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People with autism – barriers in accessing healthcare

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Long term conditions and inequality

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Inequalities – Older people with disabilities

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Impact of inequalities on carers

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References and Further Reading

Mental Health

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Local and national organisations

Mental capacity

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Our Ambition

What we know matters to people and why

What matters?Why?
I have my disabilities recognised and recordedRecording and using information on my disabilities and health conditions means that my risks of ill-health, 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 disability 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 interpreters and translated materials 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.

Support to access my family, friends, work and community means I can live a full, independent life.

Understanding my identity, and the adjustments I need for my disability, means my care needs and choices are 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 remove barriers to screening, diagnosis, treatmentWe will integrate services and teams
We will implement new technologiesWe will personalise care with patients as equal partners
We will enable people to seek help earlyWe will enable access to care records
We will think of cancer as a long term conditionWe will integrate advocacy
We will focus on survivorship

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

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Publish your case study here

Publish your case study here

Publish your case study here

Publish your case study here

Relevant plans and strategies

ICS

NHS Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board
Joint Forward Plan
Health Inequalities

Alliance

Ipswich and East Suffolk
Alliance Delivery Plan

North East Essex 
Alliance Delivery Plan

West  Suffolk
Alliance Delivery Plan

Last Updated on 6 February 2024

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