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Inequality for Disabled People in Wales

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Disabled People in Wales face higher levels of inequality than in any region of England.

Research by the Office for National Statistics has revealed that the disparity between the level of disability among those in the top professions and those in routine manual work is greater in Wales than any English region.

Rhian Davies

Rhian Davies, chief executive of Disability Wales, said attitudes towards disabled people had been “quite paternalistic and welfare-orientated” so they were seen as “recipients of social services and benefits rather than as employees and managers”.

Many disabled young people were not able to attend the same school as their peers if there were accessibility issues, she said, adding: “What’s needed is very targeted work at young disabled people to support them in terms of thinking through what are their goals and what do they need to have in place to make that happen.”

Western Mail article external link
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/people-disabilities-wales-f...

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