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Margo Milne, Mary Larkin & Cathy E. Lloyd

In: Long-Term Conditions: Challenges in Health and Social Care

Chapter 2: Disability and Illness: The Perspective of People Living with a Long-Term Condition

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Disability and Illness: The Perspective of People Living with a Long-Term Condition
Disability and illness: The perspective of people living with a long-term condition
MargoMilne
MaryLarkin
Cathy E.Lloyd

Demographic changes are certain to mean that there will continue to be an increase in the total number of people with long-term conditions and disabilities in the UK (Office for National Statistics, 2009; Shakespeare and Watson, 2002). Translated into actual numbers, the Office for Disability Issues (2008) estimated that there were nearly 10 million disabled adults in the UK, with around 5 million of these people being over state pension ...

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