A Fair, Supportive Society

The Institute of Health Equity (IHE) report A Fair, Supportive Society highlights that some of the most vulnerable people in society – those with learning disabilities – will die 15-20 years sooner on average than the general population – that's 1,200 people every year.

Prof Marmot, from the IHE at University College London, estimates that shorter life expectancy affects 1,200 children and adults in this vulnerable group, who are also at higher risk of mental illness.