Social protection for people with disabilities - United Kingdom

This report analyses some important cash and in-kind social protection provisions available to adult people with disabilities (i.e., people aged 18 or above). There are other important provisions available to them in areas not covered in this report. In line with Article 1 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), ‘people with disabilities’ should be understood as ‘those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others’.