The UK government reports on disability in the UK statistics are:
Disability affects lifestyle; over a quarter of disabled people say they do not frequently have choice and control over their daily lives. This is what we, at Visualise, are working to change by making services more inclusive.
1 billion people identify as having a disability, roughly 15% of the worlds population.
According to findings by the World Health Organisation (WHO), rates of disability are increasing:
The WHO have more information about disability on their website.
2 million people in the UK have sight loss (RNIB).
Predicted to increase to 4 million by 2050 (RNIB).
285 million people in the world (WHO).
75% of guide dog owners have been refused services (Guide dogs for the Blind)
1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year (MIND)
Suicide is the most common cause of death for men aged 20 to 49 in England and Wales (Time to Change)
1 in 15 people have attempted suicide in lifetime. (Time to Change)
9 out of 10 people living with mental health illness will experience stigma or discrimination (Time to Change)
Only 8% of disabled people use a wheelchair (Scope)
46% of disabled people are employed as opposed to 76% of non-disabled people (Scope)
Disabled people’s spending power is estimated to be £2012 billion (Scope)
371 million people in the world have diabetes (Diabetes UK0
3.5 million people have been diagnosed with diabetes in the UK (Diabetes UK)
Diabetes prevalence in the UK is estimated to rise to 5 million by 2025
Type 2 diabetes has been growing at a particularly high rate and is now one of the world’s most common long term health conditions