Skip to Content

Leonard Cheshire Disabled Adults Survey Education Section

A survey of UK disabled adults aged 18-30 on behalf of Leonard Cheshire Disability around their experiences at school and the provision of support towards future employment.

Of disabled adults aged 18-30 in the UK who had a disability at school:

  • Half (51%) believe their teachers may have had lower expectations of them because of their disability.
  • Approaching half (47%) report not being encouraged to go into any course or pursue their chosen career.
  • One in four (25%) disagree they were able to get onto the course of their choice after school or college.

Date Published: 25/09/2017

Categories: Education | Health | Public and communities | Social | Third Sector | UK

Client: Leonard Cheshire Disability


ComRes interviewed 1,609 disabled adults in the UK, aged between 18 and 65, from 15th June to 10th July 2017. Data were weighted by age, gender and region to be nationally representative of disabled adults of working age in the UK. In this survey, ComRes asked 18-30 year olds questions around their education experience, to explore recent accounts of support provided towards future employment.

  1. Leonard-Cheshire-Disability_UK-Disabled-Survey_Education_September-17 0.02 MB.

View Press and Polls

Read More