What is a disability?

A disability is a limitation or impairment which lasts for at least six months and restricts everyday activities. Disabilities range from mild, (such as the need to wear a hearing aid or glasses), to severe or profound, (such as the loss of mobility or speech).

Disability can effect a person’s body parts or organs, their ability to carry out certain tasks and their participation in many areas of life. Disability may be permanent or temporary. It may exist from birth or be acquired later in life.

Support children with a disability might need

  • physical support
  • behavioural support
  • health support
  • emotional support
  • family support
  • therapeutic support
  • day support
  • financial support
  • advocacy
  • transport
Want to become a carer?
To become a foster carer your ability to care and nurture a child is what really matters.
To learn more, visit the LWB foster care website