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Leonard Cheshire Survey of Disabled Adults regarding Social Care

48% of disabled adults who say they need social care do not receive any support at all

  • Half (50%) of disabled adults who say they do not receive enough social care report being unable to work;
  • Two in five (40%) feel isolated or lonely;
  • Over half (56%) of those who do not receive enough support maintaining social and community links say they are unable to leave home when they would like at least once a week;¬† and
  • 1 in 11 (9 per cent) say they have spent more time in hospital due to ill health as a result of a lack of social care.

Date Published: 2nd November 2016

Client: Leonard Cheshire Disability


ComRes interviewed 1,032 disabled adults aged 18-65 in Great Britain online between 28th April and 10th May 2016.

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