The World Health Organisation (WHO) describes ‘disability’ as a term that refers to a huge spectrum of impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions.
An impairment is classed as a problem in body function or structure. An activity limitation is something that causes difficulties when undertaking a task or action. While participation restriction causes difficulties when undertaking day-to-day tasks.
In the UK, there are over 11 million people with a disability, impairment or limiting long-term illness. On this page we will look further into the types of disability. We will explore the options available to help people cope with and better manage their condition, including disability counselling.