The impact of COVID-19 on people with learning disabilities and their parents, carers and supporters
The Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD) has published the findings of its survey which investigated the impact of COVID-19 on people with learning disabilities and their parents, carers and supporters. The SCLD created two online surveys - one for those with intellectual/learning disabilities and one for their parents, carers and supporters - and received 350 responses. The results highlight several concerns on the negative impact the crisis is having on people with intellectual/learning disabilities:
a reduction or removal of essential support;
increased levels of social isolation;
compounded by digital exclusion; and
increased levels of mental health issues.
The full survey results can be accessed here and an easy read version can be found here.