Changing public perception of disability.
*There are over 12 million disabled people in the UK. Almost 1 in 5 people (19%) in the UK have a disability; this figure has remained relatively constant over time (12.2 million in 2012/13).
In 2012/13, the most common impairments that disabled people had were: mobility (57%), stamina/breathing/fatigue (38%), dexterity (28%) and mental health (16%) *Department for Work and Pensions, July 2014, Family Resources Survey 2012/13
How do you see disability?
This means 43% of our disabled UK population are potentially those with a hidden disability. It is also important to note, *1 in 4 people will experience mental ill health in any given year. *Mind, 2009, Facts and Statistics about Mental Health