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Hi everyone
The ladies of our Access Group, say that ladies like to have evening out, where do they go?
 
What about wheelchair users and people who need the assistance of a carer?
We need more accessible loos!
We need more loos in the day time too.
 
NDC figures show a large number of people with a continence disabilty may benefit under the DDA , see below.
Our Health Authority says that the figure is near 4% of the population
Probably more people with continence disabilties than there are wheelchair users!
How and when do they take action?
 
Cliff
 
Disability Discrimination Act 1995
Who Benefits ?
Groups benefiting from improved access
 
The table below shows the number of those people who experience the functional problems listed in paragraph 4 of Schedule I to the Act:
Type of disability                     Number   
Lifting and carrying                        7m 
Mobility                                          6m  
Physical co-ordination                    5.6m  
Learning and understanding          3.9m  
Seeing and hearing                        2.5m 
Manual Dexterity                           2.3m  
                      Continence                             1.6m 
Perceptions of risk                          0.7m  
 
 
Source: The Disability Discrimination Act: Analysis of Data from an Omnibus Survey;
 In-house report  30, Grahame Whitfield, DSS, 1997

Although not shown in the above table, people who have or have had clinically recognised Mental illnesses are included under the Act

 
 
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