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).