Limiting long-term illness (LLTI) and disability: guidance for referrals

This resource is designed to help Maracs monitor and record referrals for disabled clients

Evidence shows that people with disabilities are more vulnerable to domestic abuse and will often face additional difficulties in attempting to access support.

Therefore Marac need to monitor the number of victims with a disability to ensure they are being identified and supported by the Marac process. Low numbers of referrals could indicate that local services are difficult to access, or there is a lack of awareness for agencies working with this group and their increased vulnerability to domestic abuse and the Marac process.

This guidance covers:

  • Why it is important to record disability referrals accurately
  • What is a disability?
  • What is a ‘substantial’ adverse effect?
  • What is a ‘long-term’ effect?
  • Is there a physical or mental impairment?
  • Can alcohol or substance misuse be classified a disability?
  • How we can ensure disability referrals are recorded

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