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Multiple long-term conditions

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Reports
01 Feb 2021

FinWell: London financial diaries

Addressing the twin challenges of poor health and financial difficulty

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Multiple long-term conditions

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Opinion

Shannon’s story

Shannon is a 55-year-old single mother with four teenagers. Her precarious working conditions negatively impacted her health, especially when she couldn’t take paid time off work when she needed it.

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Multiple long-term conditions

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Opinion

Andrea’s story

Andrea is a 44-year-old and originally from Latin America. Her housing conditions were extremely bad, and they made her feel sick. Though the damp in her house made her asthma worse, better housing was unaffordable to her.

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Multiple long-term conditions

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Opinion

Daliya’s story

Daliya is a 27-year-old mother with multiple long-term health conditions living in South London. Her income fluctuated from month to month and her financial struggles had a huge impact on her mental health.

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Multiple long-term conditions

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Opinion

Luisa’s story

Luisa is a 28-year-old mother of two young children, aged one and four. She lives with depression and anxiety. When Luisa's finances caused her depression to worsen, this manifested itself through physical symptoms.

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Research and development COVID-19

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Louise Mousseau
Louise Mousseau
Portfolio Director
Opinion
25 Jan 2021

New portfolio to increase access to information about the COVID-19 vaccine

Portfolio Director Louise Mousseau talks about our new portfolio focused on creating equitable access to trusted information about the vaccines.

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Urban health

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Anne Kazimirski
Anne Kazimirski
Evidence and Impact Director
Opinion
25 Jan 2021

Diversifying evidence to tackle urban health inequalities

Evidence and Impact Director Anne Kazimirski shares how we use evidence both to inform our programmes and influence national and international policy.

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Childhood obesity

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Sarah Hickey
Sarah Hickey
Programme Director (maternity leave)
Opinion
14 Jan 2021

Children’s health first: making nutritional quality a priority in food subsidy schemes

Programme Director Sarah Hickey shares how we are continuing to support families at risk of food insecurity as part of our response to COVID-19.

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Urban health

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Keiron Boyle
Kieron Boyle
Chief Executive
Opinion
15 Dec 2020

Announcing Impact on Urban Health

Chief Executive Kieron Boyle discusses the thinking behind the new brand for our urban health programmes.

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