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The Denny Review commissioned studies by Healthwatch Bedford Borough, Healthwatch Central Bedfordshire, Healthwatch Luton and Healthwatch Milton Keynes, working in partnership with grassroots VCSE organisations where trusted relationships were held.

The lived experiences part of the review ensured that the voices of more than 2,000 local people who experienced health inequalities were heard through a range of surveys, case studies and detailed discovery interviews.

Healthwatch and VCSE studies

Hidden Voices – Understanding health inequalities in Bedford Borough. 

Engaging with women from ethnic minority groups in wards of deprivation and Gypsy and Traveller communities 2022/2023.

(Healthwatch Bedford Borough)

The Denny Review – Engagement Project, December 2022 

Engaging with residents, identified with physical and/or learning disabilities in wards of deprivation, across Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes.

(Healthwatch Central Bedfordshire, Community Dental Services and The Disability Resource Centre)

Community Action: MK – Research Project for the Denny Review

Engaging with ethnic minority groups and Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities, people living in deprived neighbourhoods, people with disability, people experiencing homelessness, migrants, and people who are LGBTQ+ in Milton Keynes.

(Community Action: MK)

Voice of LGBTQIA+ Luton Residents

Engaging with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual , Transgender, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual and others (including but not limited to non-binary) resident in Luton. 

(Healthwatch Luton)

YMCA Milton Keynes – The Denny Review Health Inequalities

Engaging with young people (age 18-35) who live at the YMCA in Milton Keynes.

(YMCA Milton Keynes)

Inequalities in Milton Keynes

Engaging with seldom heard groups and communities in Milton Keynes.

(Healthwatch Milton Keynes)

Inequalities in Milton Keynes: A joint summary

Summary of the findings from engaging with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities, people from ethnic minorities living in deprived areas, people with a learning or physical disability living in deprived areas, homeless people, migrants and people identifying at LGBTIQ+ in Milton Keynes

(Community Action: MK, Healthwatch Milton Keynes and YMCA Milton Keynes)

Literature review

The Denny literature review report

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