Health inequality is the result of economic and social inequalities which shape the environment in which an individual lives. Poverty and health inequality are two issues which go hand-in-hand. We want to break the mould on healthcare inequality.
We support ongoing work in reducing the impact of poverty on healthcare (through initiatives like the Deep End project), and through innovative measures such as improving access to financial advice in primary care settings.
We want to lift children out of poverty, breaking the cycle of poverty, healthcare inequality and chronic illness which often occurs. Children should be allowed to grow to achieve their full potential.
We support novel approaches through improving opportunity to employment, changes to the social security system (such as universal basic income) and in providing additional support to those at risk.
Primary prevention funding is essential to tackling many of the issues which lead to chronic ill health, reduced working or unemployment and poverty.