"Negative attitudes toward disabled people remain prominent in Britain and people with a mental health condition, learning disability or memory impairment remain particularly likely to be stigmatised," Equality and Human Rights report 2017.
Disabled people are being left behind and are living in poverty with very poor life chances, the damning report has concluded. For many of us the findings come as no surprise. The obvious - 'in your face' discrimination name calling or being talk down to are painful to experience but those are not the most damaging. The hidden discrimination is hard for people to recognise, harder for people to accept and has been so much harder to change:
Disability West Lothian and friends don't think 'we' have done enough. We work to raise awareness, to educate, to tackle the obvious and the hidden discrimination. Do join with us, do share with us, do work with us to help make equality real.
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