Domestic Violence and Disabled People

People with disabilities suffering from domestic violence can lose out on all sides, facing both the danger of the abuse and marginalisation in a system that may lack support for them, Professor Gill Hague of the School for Policy Studies; Bristol University explains the risks and the existing evidence. ‘Our study and the disability equality movement use the social model of disability, understanding that it is the failure of society to provide properly for the needs of disabled people that is truly disabling, and not people’s individual conditions.’