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Is my condition a disability?

JanerogersJanerogers Member Posts: 1 Listener
I would know if my condition is a disability.
I have Degenerate wear of my spine.  My  spine is wearing in my pelvis. 
I also have depression of which i am on tablets for.  


  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi Jane and welcome
    I don't like the word "Disability". Instead I consider that there are conditions that can limit your ability to do something. :)
    Wearing down of your spine could certainly limit your ability to do things, but please don't think of your self as disabled.
    If you can please tell us a little more about yourself and If I can help you with anything please just yell out

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Liam_AlumniLiam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,113 Pioneering
    Hi @janerogers,

    Welcome to Scope's online community! It's great to have you here.

    The Gov.UK website has some useful information about what's classed as a disability under the Equality Act 2010. They say: 
    "You’re disabled under the Equality Act 2010 if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities."

    I hope this helps. Alternatively, you could speak to your GP to find out more about your condition.

    If you have any other questions, then please do get in touch!

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