Coronavirus and the social impacts on Disabled people

New information has been published by the Office for National Statistics

New data has been published by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Disabled people. The data was gathered in a public survey from 27 March 2020 to 13 April 2020.

The main findings include:

  • Almost half of Disabled adults report being very worried about the effect the pandemic is having on their life. This is higher than non-Disabled adults
  • Two-thirds of Disabled adults report coronavirus-related concerns affecting their well-being
  • Disabled adults were significantly more likely to spend time alone than non-Disabled adults
  • Disabled adults report being as active in supporting their communities as non-Disabled adults

The full report can be viewed here: Coronavirus and the social impacts on Disabled people