The Invisibles: disabled people in Britain
A poll commissioned by disability charity Scope has shown that:
• Nearly 40% of people (who are not disabled and do not have a disabled family member) don’t know any disabled people.
• 90% of Britons have never had a disabled person in their house for a social occasion
• 91% of people believe that disabled people should have the same opportunities as everyone else.
Commenting on the findings, Richard Hawkes, Chief Executive of Scope, said: ‘This is shocking evidence that shows that disabled people are still relatively invisible in day-to-day life. We are deeply concerned that the Government’s spending cuts will end up pushing disabled people even closer to the fringes of society.’