In the UK, a disability is defined under the Equality Act (2010) as a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities. If you are disabled, you are protected by the Equality Act. You may have access to financial assistance, personal assistance like a carer, and protections in the workplace. In this section, you can find information on various disabilities. This information centre is not comprehensive. You may be affected by a disability that is not listed here. In that case, Disability Rights UK, Mencap, and Scope are three leading UK charities dedicated to disability rights. Links to each are included below:

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