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The report by Bristol’s Director of Public Health, Christina Gray, explains that these differences in outcomes were evident even before Covid kicked in.
Did you know that between 2015 and 2019, 35% of all premature deaths caused by respiratory disease occurred in the most deprived areas of Bristol, compared to 7% occurring in the least deprived wards?
It is an indicator of inequality that so many people in Lockleaze, Hartcliffe and Southmead live shorter, less healthy lives than many of their peers across the city in Clifton, Henleaze and Hotwells. That’s why we work with our fund holders to award grants to 100s of projects each year to positively impact local health.
Health issues don’t stop at the Bristol border, and we make significant investment in health in North Somerset, B&NES and South Glos too. Even in the face of such shocking health inequalities that blight so many lives, we continue to be inspired by our generous fund holders and the hard-working local projects.
Thanks to organisations like the Southmead Development Trust, Eastside Community Trust, Osprey Outdoors, Sporting Family Change and Yate Men’s Shed and many others, work continues to foster good health for all.
In light of this recent report, you may like to hear how we’re working together with our fund holders and local projects to challenge local health inequalities. Last year we awarded over £1.2million to 200+ projects supporting the local community with their physical and mental health.
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