This briefing was created for MSPs in advance of a member’s debate on the Dying in the Margins research project by the University of Glasgow and Marie Curie.
Terminal illness amplifies existing inequality and poverty. Research from Marie Curie and the University of Loughborough found one in four people die in poverty at the end of life every year in Scotland, one in three in areas of acute deprivation, and one in eight pensioners. People living in deprived communities are more likely to die at a younger age, with a 24-year gap in healthy life expectancy between the most and least deprived communities in Scotland.
You can read the briefing in the window below, or download it from here.Poverty Alliance briefing for Dying in the Margins debate - Nov 2023