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Disability


The legal definition of a disability, under the Equality Act 2010, is “a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities”. To be diagnosed with a disability, a person must be substantially affected in one or more of the following ways:

  • mobility
  • manual dexterity
  • physical co-ordination
  • ability to lift, carry or otherwise move everyday objects
  • continence
  • speech, hearing, eyesight
  • memory or ability to learn, concentrate or understand
  • perception of risk or physical danger

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