Jenny Peachey and Jennifer Wallace, Carnegie UK
Year: 2024
ISBN: 978-1-912908-98-1

The Life in the UK index is a three-year demonstrator project designed to measure the collective wellbeing of the people of the UK, looking at social, economic, environmental, and democratic aspects of life.  This landmark research, conducted in partnership with Ipsos, is based on a survey of more than 6900 people.

This insights paper presents further detail on the inequalities we identified in collective, social, economic, environmental and democratic wellbeing by disability in the UK. It reveals that non-disabled people are doing better than disabled people across all areas.

For example, in comparison to non-disabled people, disabled people are:

  • Six times more likely to report poor mental health
  • At least twice as likely to report that they are unable to afford to keep their homes adequately warm, enough food for everyone in the household, an annual holiday and to socialise outside the house.
  • Significantly more likely to report: lower levels of trust in UK and local government, legal systems and courts, the police, news media and banks

Other reports in this series include:

Jurisdictional reports

Demographic reports

Methodological reports

Carnegie UK has and will continue to follow the principles of the Code of Practice for Statistics in the production of our Life in the UK index. We outline how we will adhere to these principles in our Voluntary Statement of Compliance.

You can access the full data tables associated with this research here.

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