A report outlining the challenges faced by disabled people on a daily basis has been unveiled by Papworth Trust.
The charity’s Disability Facts and Figures 2018 brings together statistics and key facts from across the Third Sector to highlight its priorities around social care, work and housing.
Rob Hammond, chair of trustees at Papworth Trust, said: “Our annual Disability Facts and Figures shows the very difficult challenges that disabled people continue to face.
“The information is designed to inform, initiate and encourage debate around the key issues affecting disabled people.
“The clear message from the report is that there is still much work to be done to ensure disabled people have equality, choice and independence in their daily lives.”
Now in its eighth year, the digital digest also features other key themes facing accessible housing and includes a new section on carers.
Mr Hammond added: “The report places a deliberate emphasis on Papworth Trust’s key policy areas of employment, social care and housing.
“We believe they hold the greatest inequality for disabled people and are therefore the areas that require the greatest socio-economic and policy changes.
“We also felt it was crucial to pay particular attention to the role of informal carers, to explore the challenges of the current care funding crisis and the impact on individuals who provide unpaid care.”
The key statistics include a look at the pay disparity in employment with full-time disabled workers earning £75 a week less than full-time non-disabled people.
The report also highlights the 1.8 million disabled people with unmet housing needs and examines the link between a lack of accessible housing and work.