Over 11 million people in the UK are disabled by society. Could your young people help change that?
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Improving the lives of those disabled by society
Disability is caused by the way we as a society treat those with impairments or conditions , rather than the impairments or conditions themselves. There are over 11,000,000 people disabled by society in the UK.
Disabled people often face discrimination in how they live, how they learn and how they work. Being disabled makes it more likely for someone to live in poverty, to be unemployed or not to hold any qualifications, but it doesn’t have to be this way. By removing barriers disabled people can live, learn and work independently and be part of an equal society.
From reducing social isolation to removing barriers to participation in society, young people could improve the lives of disabled people.
Leonard Cheshire Disability works for a society in which everyone is equally valued. They support disabled people in many different ways, to reflect what they say they want. They provide residential care and support in people’s own homes. They support people to develop skills through employment, education, volunteering and digital inclusion projects. Guide Dogs delivers a world-class guide dog service and works to ensure that people who are blind or partially sighted can get out and about on their own terms. They have designed activities to help your Group understand disability and, more importantly, take action to help improve the lives of disabled people.