Mental illness can affect anyone at any time. Difficulties may be short term following a personal trauma or crisis, or longer term needing more specialist help and support
A Tracheotomy is fitted to assist breathing when the upper airway is obstructed for whatever reason
Unlike physical disabilities, sensory impairments can be hard to detect. A sensory impairment can be anything that affects the five main senses; however, the most common are hearing and visual impairments.
There are about 750,000 people in the UK with dementia and this is expected to double over the next 40 years. It's more likely to affect people over 65, but can affect younger people
There are over 10 million people in the UK with a long term, impairment or disability. The most common disabilities are those that affect how you move, including how you lift and carry things.
About 3.5 million older people (65+) live alone.