Disability Support for International Students

Disability in the UK

There are 8.6 million disabled people in the UK. Disability can come in many different forms including:

Physical Disability This may be someone who is a wheel chair user or perhaps someone who is not able to use both hands.
Sensory Disability This includes people who are deaf or have a hearing loss. The term ‘sensory’ also relates to people who are blind or have some loss of vision.
Mental Health The term ‘mental health issues’ covers a range of conditions including depression, anxiety and eating disorders. The severity and length of a condition varies with every individual.
Specific Learning Difficulty e.g. Dyslexia This can include people who experience dyslexia, dyspraxia or non-verbal learning deficits.
Medical Conditions and other disabilities This covers health issues including epilepsy, diabetes, HIV, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and asthma.