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Disability

Information for people with differing physical and sensory abilities, learning abilities, health and mental health conditions.

Disability discrimination

A disability is a long-term limiting illness or condition.

If you are disabled, or have had a disability, the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 (DDA) makes it unlawful for you to be discriminated against in:

  • employment
  • trade organisations and qualifications bodies
  • access to goods, facilities and services
  • the management, buying or renting of land or property
  • education.

The four types of disability discrimination are: direct discrimination, failure to make reasonable adjustments, disability-related discrimination and victimisation.  

Help for people with disabilities

The Office for Disability Issues leads the government's vision of achieving equality for disabled people. You can visit their website by clicking on this link: Office for Disability Issues.

Devon County Council has advice and information for people with disabilities, their families and carers throughout Devon on these web pages: Disability Information Service.

The Teignbridge Access Group provides the Council with advice on services and access. If you are disabled and a resident of Teignbridge you may like to become a member. If so, please call Bob Newton, Chairman, on 01364 661572 for more information or look at this web page: Teignbridge Access Group. The Teignbridge Access Group helped with the making of the pdf icon Access Made Easy (Jun 2011) [1Mb] leaflet.

Further information

There is lots of information on disability services on the websites under 'Offsite Links' on the right of this page.

We value suggestions from residents and visitors that will help us to do things better.  If you can help, please e-mail info@teignbridge.gov.uk or phone the Equality Team on 01626 361101.