Social care cuts left people with learning disability ‘forgotten’, survey suggests | ITV News

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.

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