Participation restriction: 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 presents some of the interim findings of the life opportunities survey regarding participation restriction. Whilst participation restrictions to leisure, social and cultural activities and transport were the most prevalent for all adults, in some areas of life adults with impairments experienced much greater participation restriction. Compared to adults without impairments, adults with impairments were: over twice as likely to experience a participation restriction to employment opportunity; almost twice as likely to experience participation restrictions in their learning opportunities; four times more likely to experience a participation restriction to accessing buildings; and thirteen times more likely to experience a participation restriction to accessing rooms within their own home.

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