Tackling inequality locally: Life expectancy in Wirral

Life expectancy varies by up to 11 years across the five-mile wide Wirral peninsula – a pattern that is mirrored in many other parts of the country. 

As Christians and churches, how do we feel when we see these vast differences in health and opportunities and what can we do to stop this injustice?

It was in response to these questions that the Bishop of Birkenhead and the Diocese of Chester set up the Life Expectancy Wirral programme in 2009, with funding from Church Urban Fund. This innovative and ambitious programme brings together churches from wealthy and deprived areas to engage with these issues and to begin to tackle local inequality.

Read the full report here.

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