Report shows how churches are tackling local inequality

We have worked with the Church Urban Fund to produce a new report looking at life expectancy on the Wirral.

The report shows that 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.

Download the report here.

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 report outlines some of the key findings.

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