I read a lot of blogs and questions on here that are all evidence that fairness in society is subjective and it all depends on who you speak to. However, disability is definitely an area that I know personally and professionally is not given the due regard for fairness. It is a battle on the whole for people with disabilities to be treated fairly and to expect a reasonable standard of living. I know that friends who have children and young adults with complex physicial, learning and emotional disabilities are constantly fighting for that fairness, and people with hidden disabilities have to fight even harder to convince people that their condition is truly debilitating.
I work full time as an equalities lead, and was just working on a summary for the gender equality report recently published [Think, Act, Report initiative if you are interested]
As the majority of people affected by FMS are women, likely to have children at some point in our lives or responsibility for others and have to deal with the consequence of a hidden disability .... I have concluded that we are given the extra hurdles to jump over and burning hoops to top it all!
I thought it might be useful to share the link for the Equality Advisory Support Service to enable as many people who need that support with a resource to get it.
Hope you have had a lovely Wednesday and are looking forward to a pleasant evening.