Disability

In the UK we define a disabled person as ‘someone who has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities’.  

People with a cancer diagnosis are covered under this part of the Equality Act.  

Further reading and information

NHS England  Working with disabled people

UK Government Advice: Definition of disability under the Equality Act 2010 

Focus on Disability: Disability Information, Guides and Products - Focus on Disability

Macmillan Cancer Support: Disability and cancer information - Macmillan's cancer information - Blogs

Macmillan Cancer Support: Welfare Rights Advice

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