Our partner organisations will make sure that services meet the needs of people with a disability and are accessible to them. The Family Resources Survey (FRS) is a continuous household survey that collects information on the income and circumstances of a representative sample of private households in the UK. Extensive information on disability is collected in the FRS and it now stands as one of the key sources of information on the populations of disabled adults and children.
Their definition of disability is consistent with the core definition of disability under the Equality Act 2010. A person is considered to have a disability if they have a long-standing illness, disability or impairment which causes substantial difficulty with day-to-day activities. Some people classified as disabled and having rights under the Equality Act 2010 are not captured by this definition, that is people with a long-standing illness or disability which is not currently affecting their day-today activities.
Our data is taken from the JSNA Protected Characteristics and Equality Profile – No1: Demographics, partial update April 2019