“This is a terrible time for us all but more so if your disabled been locked away like an animal it’s felt like it’s been awful especially if you also have depression.”
Thank you to everyone who responded to our survey on the experiences of disabled people shielding during Covid-19.
Following the Scottish Government’s update to their Shielding Guidance on Thursday 18 June we released a survey asking disabled people how they felt about the changes and if they were receiving the support they needed. Respondents to our survey have been deeply affected by their experiences of shielding during the pandemic. Many stated that they felt left behind or abandoned and that services which are supposed to be there to support people failed as a result of the crisis. There was also a feeling that people who are shielding could be left behind as restrictions are lifted for the general population. Our survey found that:
- Some people who are shielding still aren’t getting the support they need.
- People who are shielding are very concerned about the long-term impact on their physical and mental health.
- People who are shielding are worried about going back to work.
- Coming out of shielding is not going to be easy.
- People with and without letters have been deeply affected by their experiences during the pandemic
Down load our Disabled people’s lived experience of shielding: Key survey results to read people’s experiences of Covid-19 and our asks.