The Equality Act 2010 definition of disability not only refers to people who may be visibly disabled - for example those who are blind or have mobility difficulties, such as wheelchair users - but also includes those with a broad range of conditions such as asthma, depression, diabetes, dyslexia, Asperger's Syndrome, cancer, multiple sclerosis, HIV and schizophrenia.


A disabled person is someone who: 

  • has a physical or mental impairment
  • has an impairment that results in a substantial and long-term adverse effect on the person's ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities

The definition of 'disability' has been extended to include people who had a disability in the past, effectively from the point of diagnosis.

We have a number of measures in place to support people with disabilities.

Access audit

Disabled staff and students have helped advise on a comprehensive access audit of our buildings. As part of this the School Shop was refurbished to improve its accessibility and the Multi Faith and Quiet Contemplation Room has been moved to a more accessible location.

Disabled people's working party

The disabled people’s working party advises St George's, University of London on how to improve inclusion of disabled people. Any staff member or student is welcome to join this group. 

Reasonable adjustments

We always make reasonable adjustments for disabled students and staff where they would otherwise face a 'substantial disadvantage' in their work, their study or in using a service. Our Disability Advisor gives students guidance on reasonable adjustments, disabled student allowances or confidential support and we have an Access to Work scheme in place for staff.

Disability adviser

St George’s, University of London
Cranmer Terrace
SW17 0RE
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The Disabled Living Foundation

Provides a national information, advice and training service on home-based equipment and practical facilities.


Last Updated: Friday, 29 May 2015 12:31