Disability Cornwall is a user led, disabled people's organisation. We provide a range of services to empower, assist and facilitate independent living and when necessary, act as a representative voice for disabled people, their families and carers. We challenge discrimination and inequalities and promote examples of good practice for others to follow.
In the 2011 Census the population of Cornwall was 532,273, from that 53,166 people self-reported their day to day activities were limited ‘a lot’, and 60,549 said their day to day activities were ‘limited a little’ by a long term health condition or disability. That amounted to 113,715 people, or 21.36% of the total population, more than double the national figure of 10% of the population.
We are a membership organisation and welcome the involvement of our members in furthering the inclusion of disabled people in society.
Courtesy of Andy Ashbridge
Lucy Shucker, Britain's No.1 Wheelchair Tennis Player
Kyle Coleman, Non Verbal Autism
Courtesy of Edward Bailey