TOP TEN TORY FAILURES #4 – from ‘the most unequal borough in Britain’

Every day between 20 Feb and 5 March, when they will announce their alternative Budget, Kensington Labour Group will announce an area of extreme inequality in Kensington and Chelsea ‘the most unequal borough in Britain’.

The borough known as ‘The Royal Bank of Kensington and Chelsea’ has £180m in Reserves – and some of the poorest residents in London.

#4, 25.2.14 healthinequality (2)Tuesday 25 Feb

4. HEALTH INEQUALITY

This is scored in different ways, ‘health deprivation’ is made up of a number of indicators, whereas the ONS score is self-reported. Overall Kensington and Chelsea is ranked first in England and Wales for the percentage of residents assessing their health as ‘very good’ (57.8% compared to 50.5% in London).

In Beaufort Gardens, Knightsbridge, health deprivation is 0%

In Henry Dickens Court, Norland, health deprivation is 65%

In Wornington Green, just 42% of residents assess their health as ‘very good’. In Golborne 2.5% assess their health as ‘very bad’ (rank 1st); this is double the London average.

Incidence of diabetes has increased by 12%, that’s 700 more people, in just three years.

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