Fucking hell, this is depressing:
Discrimination against people with learning disabilities and misconceptions about their lives is still widespread in the UK, despite a string of high profile hate crime cases, a poll reveals today.
A third of Britons think those with such disabilities cannot live independently or do jobs, while almost a quarter imagined they would be living in care homes. Nearly one in ten (8%) expected them to be cared for in a secure hospital out of town.
A similar picture, based on stigma and misconception, holds for people with mental health conditions.
I’m afraid that those who say there isn’t a hierarchy of impairments when it comes to disability are wrong: there is, and it persists.