Castlehold Baptist Church

Disability

Towards a better understanding...

Many people live with a disability.
Some disabilities are visible; others are hidden. 
Most non-disabled people have a limited understanding of the many forms disability takes, and cannot fully imagine what it is like to live with a disability.

Jesus met many disabled people and treated them with understanding and loving care for their needs. As should our church.

Our minister, Adrian, has been on sabbatical, immersing himself in the subject of disability. His aim is to better understand different forms of disability, and how Castlehold can become a more inclusive and welcoming church for those with diverse needs.

During his sabbatical, Adrian has asked questions; he has talked to people living with a disability, and to those who work with them; he has read widely on the subject; and he has gained practical experience as a volunteer, working with both adults and children in community settings.

Adrian invites you to read about his sabbatical experiences here and to consider how you would answer the question he asks at the end.

Test your knowledge!

  1. Roughly how many people in the UK are currently living with a disability?
  2. On average, how many disability hate crimes are reported each day in the UK?

You can find the answers to these questions and lots of important facts relating to disability here.