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Lived experience

ONSIDE embraced the social model of disability which recognises that it is the barriers in society that disables people.

The lived experience of ONSIDE participants was varied and ranged from learning, mental health and sensory difficulties to physical disability.  Many participants were living with the effects of more than one disability, this matches the experience of our Partner organisations.

Some disabilities are hidden and not everyone who lives with the effects of disability will self-identify as a ‘disabled person’.

The ONSIDE project facilitated disabled people to embrace their roles as active citizens in their local communities, with the added benefit of creating more diverse communities.

The diagram is a graphical representation of participants lived experience of disability.  These numbers are 38% experienced physical disability, 20% learning disability, 20% mental health and 5% sensory difficulties.  12% live with the effects of multiple impairments and 5% did not state their disability.