Our programme to improve the lives of people living with several chronic health conditions
In Lambeth and Southwark, over one in five residents are believed to live with at least one long-term condition, and over 19,000 live with three or more.
The reasons why people develop a long-term condition or progress to having several are complex and mixed. They include behaviour and genetics, but also someone’s age and ethnicity.
People’s context plays an important role too: in the UK, many people with multiple long-term conditions live in the most deprived areas, typically developing their conditions up to 15 years before people in more affluent ones.
This stage of our programme is helping us explore some of the biggest questions around multiple long-term conditions in our area, as well as test out a few potential solutions.
Mike Wright, Programme Director