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Disability

The Office for Disability Issues (external link) provides an overview of official disability statistics across a range of themes including employment, education and leisure.

The Life Opportunities Survey (external link) compares how disabled and non-disabled people participate in society in a number of areas including work, education, social participation, transport and use of public services.

Mental health (external link): Includes the number and proportion of people with neurotic disorders such as phobias, depressive episodes, generalised anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and panic disorder.

Information on the needs of people with a learning disability can be found at the Mencap (external link).

Information on the needs of deaf people and people with a hearing impairment is at Action Hearing Loss (external link)

Information on the needs of people with a visual impairment is provided by the RNIB (external link).