Through our programme of research, we are collecting information and evidence to build understanding of the health and health inequalities experienced by people with learning disabilities and people with autism.
We do this by:
- Reviewing existing evidence through systematic reviews and meta analyses
- Analysing available statistical data including routinely collected health and population census data
- Monitoring and assessing health trends for people with learning disabilities
- Contributing to the increased visibility of people with learning disabilities in public health data by working with people with learning disabilities, their families, carers and supporters to include their voices in our activities and outputs.
Life expectancy and mortality
People with learning disabilities die, on average, 20 years earlier than people in the general population, often from causes that could be prevented or treated. In the studies listed below, we examine patterns of mortality and risk factors associated with premature mortality across the lifespan of people with learning disabilities.
The projects in this section focus on the health of adults with learning disabilities.