People with learning disabilities forgotten during pandemic, charity warns – Independent
People with learning disabilities forgotten during pandemic, charity warns. “I was almost ripping my hair out waiting to get out,” says Linda.
“I mean it’s not much fun when you’re on your own and no one to talk to because you can’t approach them.” Linda, who has a learning disability, lives alone in a one-bedroom flat.
The 65-year-old is one of thousands of people in the UK who has, in her words, been “stuck to the house like glue” as she self-isolated during the pandemic.
Normally she would have the opportunity to get out and about regularly, with help from staff at Mencap.
But that has had to change.
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