There’s a reason why people with a disability are classified one of the most vulnerable sectors of our Society.
They are at a higher risk, with regards to their personal safety, plus more likely to suffer from some form of Discrimination.
Source: AIHW’s main report People with disability in Australia.
“Of the estimated 314,000 people aged 15 and over with disability, living in households, who experienced disability discrimination in the last year:
“About 1 in 3 (33% or more than 1 million) people aged 15 and over with disability, living in households, avoided situations because of their disability in the last year. Of those who avoided at least 1 situation because of their disability:
“Violence against people with disability:
“Of adults with disability, those most likely to have experienced violence after the age of 15 have:
This is almost double the rate of those without disability (36% or 4.5 million people)”