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UK: Call for action on ‘unique’ barriers facing people with energy-limiting impairments

Discussion in 'General disability topics and advocacy' started by Andy, Dec 20, 2021.

  1. Andy

    Andy Committee Member

    Hampshire, UK
    "A major survey has shown the significant – and often unique – barriers faced by people with energy-limiting conditions (ELC).

    Nearly every survey respondent (98 per cent) said that lack of understanding of ELC was a barrier to inclusion.

    The second biggest barrier revealed by the survey was the “invalidation and disbelief” they face from the public, employers, and social security, health and social care professionals.

    The survey of more than 1,700 people with energy-limiting chronic illness and other forms of energy-related impairment was carried out by the disabled people’s organisations Chronic Illness Inclusion (CII) and Disability Rights UK (DR UK).

    They say in a new report – Removing Societal Barriers for Disabled People with Energy-Limiting Conditions (PDF) – that the findings show how the “vast majority of disabled people with energy-limiting conditions (ELC) encounter socially constructed barriers to wellbeing and participation in society”."

    ahimsa, Milo, alex3619 and 17 others like this.
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    daftasabrush Senior Member (Voting Rights)


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