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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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Multiple long-term conditions

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Reports
08 Dec 2020

The multiple conditions guidebook – one year on

A report from the Taskforce on Multiple Conditions

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COVID-19 Multiple long-term conditions

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Rohan Martyres
Rohan Martyres
Programme Director (maternity cover)
Opinion
20 Aug 2020

Financial shields during COVID-19 to protect health

How we're acting on the evidence that debt and money worries can lead to food insecurity, poor diets, higher stress levels and deteriorating mental health.

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COVID-19 Multiple long-term conditions

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Sham Rajyaguru
Sham Rajyaguru
Communications Manager
Opinion
03 Aug 2020

Neighbourhoods are key in responding to COVID-19

During the pandemic, we've seen people turn to their communities and neighbourhoods to support each other. We explain how hyper-local approaches are key to our work to improve urban health.

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COVID-19 Multiple long-term conditions

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Barbara Reichwein
Barbara Reichwein
Programme Director (maternity leave)
Opinion
06 May 2020

How we are acting on health inequalities during COVID-19

When our health suffers, so do our social and economic lives. Here's how we're supporting the health of our communities during the pandemic and beyond.

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Multiple long-term conditions

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Barbara Reichwein
Barbara Reichwein
Programme Director (maternity leave)
Opinion
25 Feb 2020

Ten years on from the Marmot Review

Over the past decade, very little has progressed at a national scale to reduce inequality. We discuss why these health inequalities are not inevitable.

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Multiple long-term conditions

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Reports
01 Nov 2019

The multiple conditions guidebook

Case studies and practical solutions to help local areas improve health and wellbeing

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