The 20 Year Gap by Cath Sleeman and Stephen Bennett
Over recent decades life expectancy in the UK has risen, yet the onset of age-related disability has not kept pace. The ‘20 Year Gap’ gives a physical form to this data-driven insight. The height of each blue medicine bottle represents life expectancy in 216 locations across the UK, while the height of each amber bottle represents disability-free life expectancy (DFLE). There is a gap of 20 years in the onset of age-related disability across the UK.