More than 65% of people with a learning disability had their social care slashed by at least half during the coronavirus pandemic, a survey suggests.
Charity Mencap asked 1,069 people across the UK about their experiences of caring for someone with a learning disability during the Covid-19 crisis.
More than two thirds (67%) said their loved ones’ needs have increased during the pandemic, while 79% have had no choice but to increase the amount of care and support they offer.
In This Story: COVID-19
Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.
Symptoms of coronavirus
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
- a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
- a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
- shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)
Latest News about Covid-19
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ITV (LSE: ITV) is a broadcasting company which was formed from a merger of Granada plc and Carlton Communications in 2004. It holds Channel 3 broadcasting licences in England, Wales, Southern Scotland and the Isle of Man.