Disability and Poverty

Discussion on this topic could focus on the ways in which poverty further exacerbates the social exclusion that disabled members of society are at an increased risk from.

This article taken from the Talk Poverty site asserts that disability is both a cause of and consequence of poverty:

Discover More Disability is both a cause and consequence of poverty.

Working in a think, pair, share activity, students can construct tables of information that lists the ‘causes’ and then the ‘consequences’.

Additional materials for this activity can be found here:

Discover More Risk of major disability poverty rise

Discover More Benefit cuts ‘hitting disabled people hardest’

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