We're supporting the call for no one to be left out of life.

Sense, the disability support charity, are calling for greater investment on dedicated services that tackle loneliness and scaled up mental health support for disabled people.

Almost 61% of the 14.1 million disabled people living in the UK experience ‘chronic loneliness’, feeling lonely ‘always’ or ‘often’, rising to 70% of young disabled people.

No one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be left out life. Now is the time, as we plan our way out of lockdown, to commit to making life inclusive for everyone.

We've all felt disconnected from others at some point during this pandemic, but loneliness has disproportionally affected disabled people. Many don’t have support networks around them and feel cut off from their local community. Others have struggled to leave their homes at all or to access and use digital technology to connect with people.

Even before the pandemic, disabled people would face practical challenges to meeting people and forming connections, and 33% would have under an hour interaction with someone else, each day.

The pandemic has shown how loneliness can affect everyone.

As we exit lockdown, thousands of people with disabilities still face loneliness and isolation every day. 

We need more investment in services to tackle loneliness and offer mental health support for disabled people. 

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