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UK: The Invisibles: disabled people in Britain

Posted 10/9-10 at 02.13

A poll commissioned by disability charity Scope has shown that:

  • Nearly 40% of people (who are not disabled and do not have a disabled family member) don't know any disabled people.
  • 90% of Britons have never had a disabled person in their house for a social occasion
  • 91% of people believe that disabled people should have the same opportunities as everyone else

Commenting on the findings, Richard Hawkes, Chief Executive of Scope, said:

‘This is shocking evidence that shows that disabled people are still relatively invisible in day-to-day life. We are deeply concerned that the Government's spending cuts will end up pushing disabled people even closer to the fringes of society.'

 

http://www.scope.org.uk/news/comres-poll

 

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