By 2020 it is estimated that nearly 60% of people over 50 will have a long-term health condition. Many of those with long-term health conditions will have a hidden disability and it is anticipated that mental health conditions will become increasingly prevalent. Indeed, the World Health Organisation has predicted that depression will be the leading cause of disability by 2020.
In the run up to AGM in Nottingham Napo will be holding a Hidden Disabilities Week that runs from Monday 2 October to Friday 6 October. During Hidden Disabilities Week Napo will be sending all members a different factsheet each day on a specific hidden disability and how it impacts on the owner of that disability. We hope that this will help achieve a better understanding between those with a hidden disability and those without.
If you have any questions about disability related matters at work please do get in touch with your local branch or get in touch with Napo head office at firstname.lastname@example.org.