Poverty’s Impact on Well-being
A recent (BBC) Panorama programme focused on the chasm in years of healthy life expectancy within regions of the UK. It makes for difficult viewing but raises really important issues for public policy. The life expectancy gap between rich and poor people in England has been widening for 20 years.
Poverty is multi-dimensional and has huge consequences for economic well-being and the scale and depth of mental health issues in the UK.