A Forgotten Crisis: Adults who have been in Care Struggling with Poor Health and High Mortality

Sophia Alexandra Hall, 18 November 2021

“People who spent their childhoods in the UK’s care system are twice as likely to die prematurely, according to a report.

Research has shown that children who grow up in care and endure adverse childhood experiences could be more vulnerable to long-term health issues such as auto-immune diseases

Care leavers can often experience discrimination from both the state and from other people. They may face stigma or structural barriers that can have a long-term impact on their health.”

This article brings together threads around the long term health and wellbeing of care experienced people… read it in full at…

Byline Times Source: A Forgotten Crisis: Adults who have been in Care Struggling with Poor Health and High Mortality – Byline Times

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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