In this Disability News Service article Andrew Lee, director of People First (Self Advocacy), said he was “alarmed and appalled” by the figures.
He said: “I’m concerned how little attention our politicians have given to this health inequality.”
He said he believed that some deaths could have been avoided.
He said People First was also concerned that people with learning difficulties “will be at the bottom of the list for access to vaccination”.
Lee said: “The figures published on 12 November are a shocking indication of the health inequalities we face.
I hope that we can all work together to make sure that the rates of death for people with learning difficulties are significantly reduced.”
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