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Disabled people 'left behind in society', report finds

 

Disabled people in the UK are "left behind in society" and have "very poor" life chances, a report has found.

 

The study by the Equality and Human Rights Commission said progress towards equality in the past 20 years was "littered with missed opportunities."

 

Chantal Chaervey, from Suffolk, said she was left "almost destitute" by the costs of caring for her disabled son.

The government said it spends about £50bn a year to support disabled people.

 

READ MORE HERE: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39458672


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There is a lot of truth in that report - I personally feel "left behind" in society myself due to Asperger Syndrome, dyspraxia, anxiety, depression and other things. I am talking about both now as an adult, and also 30 odd years ago when I was a child - 300 odd pages of medical notes were the proof of the pudding back then.

 

 

The fact that I am now in my late 30s and I am celibate because of my condition - I have had no chance of getting anywhere near a proper relationship and getting married - something that nearly all adults take for granted. Shouting is just as bad as whispering when it comes to letting people know about one's problems. Frustration is not the word. I now live in a suburb with a better standard of community spirit than in my old area, but my problems just let me down when it comes to friendships. Yes, I am "left behind", and I feel that I am still trying to keep up with people who are less than half my own age.

 

 

It is relevant as today's children with disabilities will become the adults of 20 or 30 years' time, and one has to look ahead to see the "big picture" of what someone like that will be like then.


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