Kare Plus proudly supports International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2015
Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 | Raising Awareness
Over 1 billion people around the globe suffer from a disability of one form or another, 11 million of which are here in the UK. That’s nearly 18% of our population who are more likely to suffer from discrimination, less likely to hold any qualifications and frequently feel they don’t have choice or control over their daily lives.
That’s a lot of people who are unable to live up to their potential.
It is for that reason Kare Plus is a proud supporter of the United Nations’ International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This year’s theme, ‘Inclusion Matters: Access and empowerment for people of all abilities’, focuses on making society more accessible for disabled people and is particularly close to Kare Plus’ heart, due to our passion for aiding those with disabilities through our supported living team.
We believe everyone has the right to live their life as full as possible and we inspire our supported living customers to realise their personal aspirations and continuously push their boundaries.
Group Managing Director, Steve Welsh has always supported the awareness of disabilities and enhancement of their inclusion: “With backing from the UN, International Day of Persons with Disabilities is a brilliant opportunity to help raise awareness of the unnecessary hardships too many disabled persons face on a daily basis, and Kare Plus is proud to support it.
“This year’s theme is one of the best and most meaningful yet, it’s a major step in allowing people with disabilities to integrate into society, to live a fair and enriched life – with as many opportunities as non-disabled people.”
Looking beyond this year’s theme, rates of disability are ever increasing, largely down to an ageing population and rising numbers of chronic health conditions. Because of this, it is more important than ever to help raise awareness of disabilities. Not only will this help give a voice to disabled people and make their lives easier, it will also help promote healthier lifestyles in an ever increasing sedentary society to help reduce the number of disabilities related to, sometimes avoidable, health conditions.
The first time such awareness was raised was back in 1981, when the UN proclaimed it the International Year of Disabled Persons, which soon became a whole decade focussed on improving the lives of disabled. Since then, the 3rd December every year has held a different theme to raise awareness of disabilities around the world.