We often talk about disabled people as though they form one group, but each individual faces different challenges and health conditions.
The Disability Discrimination Act defines a disabled person as anyone who has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse affect on his or her ability to carry out day-to-day activities. These impairments include:
The prevalence of disability increases with age, and most disabled people are adults. Of the
An increasing proportion of the population lives with a disability. This is because we’re living longer, and improved medical treatments are enabling more people to manage long-term health problems. The Equality and Human Rights Commission says that 58% of people above 50 will have a long-term health condition by 2020.
Lots more information is available at http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Disability
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