Monday 14 February 2011

Population with a Disability in Glasgow

In 2009, a Glasgow City Council working group was set up to prepare up-to-date estimates of the population with a disability in Glasgow City, and in sub-areas of the city. The Working Group, with representation from Corporate Policy, Social Work Services, the Community Health & Care Partnership and Development & Regeneration Services, decided to focus on physical disabilities. The Working Group agreed to define physical disability as having one or more of the following conditions:

1. Arthritis
2. Chest or breathing problems
3. Diabetes
4. Difficulty hearing
5. Difficulty seeing (even when wearing glasses/lenses)
6. Heart, blood pressure or circulation problems
7. Disabilities relating to arms or hands
8. Disabilities relating to legs or feet
9. Disabilities relating to back or neck
10. Severe disfigurement, skin condition or allergies
11. Some other progressive disability or illness.

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