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Lancashire’s Public Health

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Lancashire’s public health report for 2021/22 has been published and can be accessed here. The report analyses the issues affecting people’s wellbeing and explains the health inequalities between different communities.  It also highlights the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on people’s lives and livelihoods.

Some of the main findings of the report include:

  • Life expectancy has decreased overall during the last two years. Males living in the least deprived communities live 10.3 years longer than those in the most deprived. The gap is 7.8 years for females.
  • The overall health and wellbeing of children in Lancashire is worse than England as a whole when comparing local data with national averages.
  • The percentage of people who “often or always” felt lonely during the pandemic in Lancashire was reported to be 6.1%. For certain districts this figure was as high as 13.5%.

Some positive issues outlined in the report include:

  • Lancashire’s carbon emissions reduced by more than 32% between 2005 and 2019.
  • Health assessments and reviews with new mothers and babies continued throughout the pandemic, with thousands being assessed over the last two years.

Specific neighbourhood level intelligence at a district and ward level can be found here.