People with learning disabilities have a much greater propensity to develop health problems, both physical and mental health, as compared with the general population. There are 1.86 million people in the UK living with sight loss. By 2020 this number is predicted to increase by 22% and will double to almost four million people by the year 2050.
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A number of organisations produce statistics relating to disability and its impact on health, both at national and local level.