Health Inequalities

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The disparity in life expectancy between residents in different parts of Kensington and Chelsea is startling, reaching 15 years for women and 17 years for men, in wards less than 2 miles apart.

A combination of factors including living in poverty, a sense of ‘not belonging’, and the twin crises of the Grenfell Tower tragedy and the Covid-19 pandemic are affecting the mental health of residents across all generations, resulting in a borough in the lowest 20% for performance in this area.