There are more than 11 million people currently living with a disability, impairment or limiting long-term illness in the UK, but what support is available?
Living with a disability can be an incredibly long journey, physically and mentally, both for the individual and the people who live with and/or care for them. But there is help and many resources available – you just need to know what to look for.
The first step is knowing when an extra hand may be needed. If you are unable to work, there are many benefits available, as well as people to help you claim for them.
The NHS also provides a range of support services to help you and your loved ones manage the disability. If you are a student at school, college or university, your student services team should be able to offer help and support throughout your studies.
If you care for someone with a disability, there is also support...