A physical disability is the long-term loss or impairment of part of a person’s body function, resulting in a limitation of physical functioning, mobility, dexterity, or stamina. Due to the functional loss the person will experience the inability to perform normal movements of the body, such as walking and mobility, sitting and standing, use of hands and arms, muscle control, etc. Other physical disabilities include impairments which limit other facets of daily living, such as respiratory disorders, blindness, epilepsy, and sleep disorders.
Disability Assist is a charity which supports adults with disabilities and long-term health conditions in Kent to live more independently. This means having the right support in place and being in control to live the life they choose. The charity is run by disabled people supporting other disabled people to have choice and control in all aspects of their lives. Disability Assist provides advocacy, help with benefits and peer support as well as information, advice and guidance on anything to do with independent living.
Call: 01233 633187
Equipment and adaptations
You may find the use of equipment and adaptations can support you to be more independent, both in the home and when you are out and about.
Go to our advice about equipment and adaptations page.