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There are estimated to be 6.5 million people with mobility impairment in the UK, the majority of who are in older age groups. Temporary injuries, such as a broken ankle, may also result in mobility impairment.
People with mobility impairments may use sticks, crutches, walking frames or wheelchairs to assist them to move around. However, some mobility impairments are invisible such as heart or lung conditions. People with these impairments can struggle to climb stairs or walk too far.