The Institute of Health Equity (IHE) at University College London has summarised research into the health inequalities for people with learning disabilities, including children and young people. Findings include: compared with the general population, children with learning disabilities are more likely to be bullied; children and young people with learning disabilities are more likely to live in poverty, have worse mental health and display more risky health behaviours; girls with learning disabilities are more likely to be exposed to poverty and bullying compared with their female peers without learning disabilities.
Source: IHE Date: 5 November 2018
Further information: A fair, supportive society: summary report (PDF)
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