People living with severe mental illness, learning disabilities, and autistic spectrum condition have for many years faced some of the greatest health inequality gaps in England.

These are three very different groups of people, but they share challenges in terms of physical health and disparity in health outcomes which are partly due to physical health needs being overlooked.  For too many people this means living for many years with a long-term physical health condition and with reduced quality of life, as well as on average a dramatically reduced life expectancy.

In Sheffield, organisations are working together to look creatively at how we can support people living with these conditions to have the best possible physical health.  

There is a citywide local Strategy to help us to achieve our shared commitments.  This has been developed with the help of people with lived experience, their families, and stakeholder/advocacy organisations. There is also an ongoing commitment to build feedback mechanisms into improvement, commissioning and monitoring activity.

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You can also contact: Liz Tooke, Project Manager, Sheffield CCG on

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