According to the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF), there are about 13.3 million people in the United Kingdom who have disabilities. If you know someone who has a disability, whether they be a family member, a friend, or a colleague, you might want to learn about how to offer proper care and support to them. Here are a few tips you can consider:
Educate yourself about their disability.
There are different types of disabilities. Some are physical while others are psychosocial. Under these two main branches, there are sub-categories that can affect a person’s life in many different ways. For instance, sight and hearing problems require different types of support. There are disabilities that a person is born with and there are those that a person can acquire. Someone living with a disability may need medication, therapy, or both. To be able to know which type of support someone needs, you need to educate yourself first about their condition.
Familiarize yourself with the Motability Scheme.
In the United Kingdom, there is what is called the Motability Scheme that helps disabled individuals get affordable cars, scooters, and powered wheelchair leases in exchange for their mobility allowance. Through this scheme, those with disabilities can lease smart Motability cars that are easy to maintain and operate. If your friend or family member needs a way to get to places more conveniently, you can help them get in on this car and scooter scheme from the Motability charity. You can also assist them …