Report reveals lockdown impact on people living with Cerebral Palsy

Section: The ALLIANCEType: News Item Date Published: 26th June 2020
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54% of respondents to a Cerebral Palsy Scotland survey reported that restrictions were impacting negatively on their mental health.

Survey research undertaken by a leading charity has highlighted the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on the mental and physical health of people living with Cerebral Palsy, and their carers.

The survey, which ran for a two week period in early May showed that;

  • 70% of people with Cerebral Palsy, and their Carers, felt the situation was impacting negatively on their physical health
  • 54% reported that the situation was negatively impacting their mental health and 49% responded that the mental health of their carer was being impacted negatively
  • 69 of respondents had experienced the cancellation of medical appointments
  • 15% reported that planned surgery had been cancelled
  • 58% reported that both shielding and practicing social distancing was affecting their lives “a great deal” or “a lot”
  • 42% were either finding it hard to make contact with health professionals or didn’t feel they were getting enough support

Read Cerebral Palsy Scotland report – Impact of COVID-19 Restrictions.

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