Every death represents a deep personal loss to someone.

How much more tragic is that loss when the person dies years earlier than expected, or as a result of something which might under different circumstances have been prevented? For people with a learning disability this is an all too common occurrence.

The evidence of sustained and profound health inequalities for people with a learning disability is compelling and cannot be ignored. Across all public services – indeed across society – we can and must do better. We know that too many people with a learning disability die prematurely.

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