Discrimination: key facts from the life opportunities survey interim results, 2009/10

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Great Britain. Office for Disability Issues
Office for Disability Issues
Date of publication
1 December 2010
Disabled people
Social welfare
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This information sheet present some of the interim findings of the life opportunities survey regarding types of discrimination experienced by adults. Taken together, a health condition, illness or impairment, or disability was among the two most common reasons given for discrimination, this was reported by one in twenty adults. Age was also identified as a reason for discrimination by one in twenty adults. Nearly a third of adults who specified discrimination due to a health condition, illness or impairment, or disability, identified health staff as being responsible; employers and strangers in the street were both identified by a quarter of adults.

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