Disability Rights UK and Chronic Illness Inclusion are pleased to present the results of a survey of 1,710 people living with energy-limiting chronic illness (ELCI).
“The greatest barrier to equality and inclusion named by our respondents is lack of understanding of ELCI as a type of disability. Second is the invalidation and disbelief that so often accompanies this ignorance. Alongside this, more than four in five respondents reported barriers, at least ‘to some extent’ to education, healthcare, income security, getting out and socialising with friends and family. Like other disabled people then, people with ELCI face inequalities across most areas of their lives.”