Our programme to slow down people’s progression from one to many long-term conditions
We are running a ten-year programme exploring how people in urban areas develop multiple long-term health conditions and what can be done to slow down progression.
Currently, more than eight million people in England live with three or more long-term health conditions and this number is on the rise. There’s little evidence on who is at the greatest risk of progression to multiple long-term conditions or what is most effective to slow down this progression.
Our programme focuses on answering these questions, testing approaches in our boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark and sharing what works with others.
We partner with other organisations to deliver projects, conduct research and amplify our results with the aim of slowing people’s progression to multiple long-term health conditions.
Currently, our programme focuses on helping those who are at greatest risk of progressing to multiple conditions, according to the best evidence available. This means our projects will initially target people of working age, in areas with high levels of deprivation, and who live with diabetes, chronic pain, or risk factors such as smoking or high blood pressure.
We have identified two strands of preventative work that will shape our projects and interventions: improving healthcare and addressing social risk factors. We will aim to understand how improvements to NHS services and people's social context can help slow progression from one to many long-term conditions.
Find out more about our approach to slowing down people's progression to multiple long-term conditions.
What local data and people’s experiences tell us about the issue in an urban environmentFind out more
Insights from our work and how they're shaping our approachFind out more
We're working with others to find and test the best ways to slow down people's progression from one long-term condition to many.
Understanding the financial lives of people living with long-term health conditions in Lambeth and Southwark
Community-led solutions to identify and support local Portuguese-speaking residents with multiple conditions
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16 September, 2019
Our work tackling multiple long-term conditions through addressing social risk factors
16 September, 2019
Our work tackling multiple long-term conditions by supporting better healthcare
02 May, 2019
As an urban health foundation, we explore how living in cities impacts on people’s health and wellbeing. We use our own insights and learn from others, identifying what works to inform practice and policy.