Disability Statement

Equality Act (2010)

Definition of Disability Is:

‘A physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long term adverse effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.’

An“impairment” covers:

‘Physical or mental impairments: this includes sensory impairment, such as those affecting sight or hearing. “Mental impairment” is intended to cover a wide range of impairments relating to mental functioning, including what are known as learning disabilities. However, the Equality Act (2010) states that an impairment resulting from or consisting of a mental illness is included only if the illness is a clinically well-recognised illness. A clinically well-recognised illness is one that is recognised by a respected body of medical opinion.’

“normal day-to-day activities” are:

the activities which are carried out by most people on a fairly regular and frequent basis. The test of whether an impairment affects normal day-to day activities is whether it affects one of the broad categories listed in Schedule 1 to the Act:

a. Mobility
b. Manual dexterity
c. Physical co-ordination
d. Ability to lift, carry or otherwise
e. Move everyday objects
f. Speech, hearing or eyesight
g. Memory ability to concentrate, learn or understand
h. Continence
i. Perception of risk of physical danger