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Scope Disability Research

Survey of disabled adults around their experiences during lockdown and the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Two in five (38%) disabled adults who have needed or tried to book delivery slots for food and essential goods say they were not able to in past three weeks since the survey took place.
  • Of those who have been to a supermarket since the outbreak, approaching half (46%) say they have had issues getting essential items.
  • The same group also most commonly cite issues such as facing negative attitudes from other shoppers (26%) and long queues aggravating their condition or impairments.

Date Published: 01/05/2020

Categories: GB | Health | Public and communities

Client: Scope


Savanta ComRes interviewed 585 disabled people aged 18+ in the UK online from the 17th to 20th April 2020. This sample fell out naturally via a larger sample 2,025 UK adults aged 18+ demographically representative of UK adults by age, gender, region and social grade. Savanta ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

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