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Disability

Disability

Disabled people are often perceived predominantly in terms of health and social care so their needs and experiences in other aspects of life receive less attention. When considering disabled people's experiences of health and social care, there are a number of issues that need to be taken into account including access to resources, discrimination and disabled people being seen predominantly in terms of medical needs to the detriment of other needs and requirements. A similar situation is often faced by older people with healthcare needs.

Scottish Executive

  • Scottish Community Care Statistics (2002) Community Care Statistics 2002 brings together a wealth of information on health and social care services for adults in Scotland

Department for Work and Pensions

  • Diversity in Disability (2003)

    This study tackles multiple discrimination by exploring the attitudes and experiences of disabled people from different groups, their perceptions of social exclusion, and their experiences of discrimination and prejudice, within the context of factors such as ethnicity, age, gender and sexuality.

Centre for Disability Studies, University of Leeds