Nearly half of disabled people chronically lonely

New research from disability charity Scope, uncovers the chronic loneliness experienced by working age disabled people, particularly young adults [1].

In a representative survey of 1,004 disabled people the charity found that: 

  • Two-thirds (67%) of disabled people have felt lonely in the past year, but this jumps to three quarters (76%) for working age disabled people [2].
  • 45% of working age disabled people are chronically lonely, saying they always or often feel lonely [3]. If extrapolated to the general population that equates to 3 million working age disabled people in the United Kingdom. 
  • A shocking 85% of young disabled adults – 18-34 year olds – feel lonely [4].

See more on this link to Scope

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