The Health Committee reviews health and wellbeing across London, with a particular focus on public health issues and reviewing progress of the Mayor’s Health Inequalities Strategy.
The Health Committee is investigating what support is available for people living with young-onset dementia in London. The Mayor is looking at ways to make London a dementia-friendly capital city.
Published a report focusing on how to improve workplace health.
Examined the problems facing the prevalence of mental ill-health being significantly higher in LGBT+ communities, disabled people, Deaf people, and those with experience of the criminal justice system.
Feedback and news coverage
What was said
In response to Mental health - disabled people and Deaf people report: Phil Chamberlain, Director of External Engagement at City Lit said:
“Whilst it is worrying to read about the frustration that so many deaf and disabled Londoners face, City Lit welcomes the findings outlined in today's report. It brings a needed spotlight to challenges millions of people face on a regular basis. As a college, we are committed to bringing people together to enrich their lives through learning, and work tirelessly to provide deaf Londoners and those with a disability a world-leading adult education."
In response to our Access to health services for deaf people report: Paul Redfern, Business Development Manager, British Deaf Association, said:
"The report is very powerful. The British Deaf Association recognises and really welcomes this report. We do see this as a large step forward from what we have had before. Without the report we don't have a voice, and without us having a voice, services can't change to adapt to our needs. So far, we have been invisible and this is the start of us now becoming visible."
In the news
Under an umbrella - recognising diversity in LGBT+ mental health - Huffington Post UK
Top doctor issues warning over older mothers 'who are a huge burden on the NHS' - Evening Standard
London Assembly inquiry finds 'huge variation' in end of life care - Marie Curie
Parts of London have higher TB rates than Iraq or Rwanda - BBC London
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