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Learning, Health & Disabilities Observatory

The Improving Health and Lives Learning Disabilities Observatory is here to keep watch on

  • the health of people with learning disabilities
  • the health care they receive
  • the general health of the UK public
  • general healthcare sector trends

We have a website that provides a lot of information.

We are undertaking a number of projects.

The UK has one of the most advanced healthcare systems in the world (ONS Statistics, NHS UK) with the national health service being introduced in July 1948 after the introduction of the NHS (national health service act of 1946).

What Is IHAL?

The Improving Health and Lives advisory group of self-advocates and family carers started again on the 25th November 2013. The IHaL team is working with Changing our Lives, Inclusion East and Inclusion North to hold two advsiory group meetings a year. The advisory group will inform and influence the work of IHaL. The section of the website contains all the information from the meeting held in November.

You can see information about the work of the advisory group here.

What Is CIPOL?

CIPOLD was a Confidential Inquiry into premature deaths of people with learning disabilities that took place between 2010 and 2013. Funded by the Department of Health, it aimed to improve the health and well-being of people with learning disabilities by carrying out an inquiry into their death.

Better Health Care is Our Mission

IHAL was created to provide useful information, articles and guidance on various aspects of health, disability, diet as well as general health events in the UK and worldwide.

IHAL is also a resource for published health statistics in relation to disease, patient admissions and other healthcare statistics for the UK & Ireland.

We also collect and publish statistics on the health impacts of vaping, quitting smoking & smoking cessation, diet, diabetes and other lifestyle related illnesses as well as environmental issues, waste services and more.

 

0207 965 7624

contact@improvinghealthandlives.org.uk

24 Holborn Viaduct, London, EC1A 2BN

IHAL Support Projects

Improving Health and Lives is also providing extended guidance and information surrounding CORONAVIRUS / COVID-19 and the impact it has had on the UK economy as well as general wellbeing. 

We’ve drafted in teams from the RSJ International Studies Consortium, BIPSTANS, Microbiology Exquisites and other organisations to assist with publication drafting and guidance on IHAL campaigns to better support the needs of vulnerable people in the UK.

We’re working with small, medium, and large businesses across the UK supporting those going through difficult times, bereavement, will writing and LPAs.