Young people with disabilities

Visit our local offer section to find a hub of information, support, advice and opportunities for young people with disabilities.

Tell us your story

If you’re a young person with a disability and want to tell us your story, get in touch at LINC2@wigan.gov.uk.

Your views might help other young people in similar situations or you might want to make a point about something that affects young people with disabilities that you’d like to change.

Do I have a disability?

There are lots of different disabilities.

The Equality Act 2010 says you have a disability if you have a physical or mental condition that has a substantial and long-term negative effect on your ability to do normal, daily activities.

  • ‘Substantial’ means more than minor or trivial. For example if your condition means it takes you a much longer time than it normally would to do a daily task such as getting dressed or making breakfast.
  • ‘Long-term’ means 12 months or more.

Find out more about your rights, benefits and the Equality Act (external link).

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