Facts and Figures

Disability in the UK

  • There are over eleven million people with a limiting long term illness, impairment or disability in Great Britain.
  • The most commonly-reported impairments in the UK are those that affect mobility, lifting or carrying.
  • The prevalence of disability rises with age. Around 6 per cent of children are disabled, compared to 15 per cent of working age adults and 45 per cent of adults over State Pension age in the UK.
  • Over a quarter of disabled people say that they do not frequently have choice and control over their daily lives.

(Figures courtesy of the Office for Disability Issues)

Our work 

You can read more on this in our Impact Report. In 2016/17:

  • Our Direct Payments Support Service supported 540 people to access a Direct Payment.
  • Our Information and Advice Service supported 1,778 people over 5,426 separate enquiries.
  • We provided Payroll services to 1,337 customers.