Disability in Britain: then and now – text version

Attitudes

1994

47% of disabled people had sometimes been bullied at school [1]

2014

38% of disabled children worry about being bullied [7]

1994

38% of disabled children were called names [2]

2014

17% of disabled people have been called names [8]

1994

59% of disabled people were often stared at because of their disability [3]

2014

30% of disabled people have been stared at because of their disability [9]

Work

1994

51% of disabled people felt that they had been refused a job interview or a job because of their disability, even though they were qualified to do it [4]

2014

42% of disabled people felt that they had lost out on a job “every time” or “a lot of the time” because of the way employers perceived their impairment [10]

Leisure

1994

34% of disabled people had been turned away from or refused a service in a public place, such as a cinema (22%), restaurant, café or pub (17%) or sporting event (11%) [5]

2014

49% of disabled people have experienced discrimination in shops, and 31% when attending leisure activities, such as cinemas and theatres [11]

Money

1994

39% of disabled people worried about having enough money to make ends meet and 75% of disabled people could not afford to buy the most suitable equipment and/or aids [6]

2014

Half of disabled people use credit cards or loads to pay for everyday items, including clothes and food. Disabled people are three times more likely to draw on doorstep loans. [12]

Sources:

[1–6] Disabled in Britain: A World Apart, a survey of 1568 disabled people, carried out by BMRB International for Scope. [7] Chamberlain, Tamsin, George, Nalia, Golden,

Sarah, Walker, Fiona and Benton, Tom (2010) Tellus4 national report (PDF). London: Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF). [8] Scope poll of 1,014 UK disabled

adults, run by Opinium Research between 7-17 June 2013. [9] Scope poll of 1,014 UK disabled adults, run by Opinium Research between 7-17 June 2013. [10] Scope survey of 1,069

disabled adults and parents of disabled children in the UK, run between 28 August – 16 September 2013. [11] Scope poll of 676 UK disabled adults, run by ComRes in 2011

[12] A report for Scope by Ipsos Mori, Disabled people and financial wellbeing, scopesblog.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/disabled-people-and-financial-wellbeing.pdf 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Scope exists to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. Until then, we'll be here.

%d bloggers like this: