Home News & views Disabled children’s health suffering in lockdown
Thursday 25 February 2021
A year out of school without essential therapy and delays to hospital checks has led to disabled children’s health getting worse, a new survey by the Disabled Children’s Partnership (DCP) has found.
The report finds that:
This is putting disabled children’s futures at risk.
This cannot stand.
That’s why we are calling for an ambitious and funded Covid recovery and catch-up plan for disabled children, covering not just education, but also health, social care and family wellbeing.
Amanda Batten, CEO of Contact and chair of the Disabled Children’s Partnership, says: “Disabled children have paid the heaviest price during this pandemic. Our survey reveals that not only have they missed out on school but vital therapies and hospital appointments to such an extent that, for some, their health has deteriorated.
“This is a health and development crisis unfolding for children up and down the country, which could take years to remedy. That’s why we need immediate action with a funded and targeted catch up plan specifically for disabled children.”
We need your help to champion our #LeftInLockdown campaign. Please share the posts that we will be putting on our social media channels today to help spread the word.
Disabled Children’s Partnership | Facebook
Disabled Children’s Partnership (@DCPcampaign) / Twitter
If you need someone to talk to someone who understands the pressures of lockdown, we offer 1-1 Listening Ear telephone appointments with a family support adviser for parent carers looking for reassurance and practical and emotional support.
Making an appointment is simple: Visit our Eventbright page, choose the day and time that suits (morning, afternoon or evening).
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. These cookies ensure basic functionalities and security features of the website, anonymously.
Functional cookies help to perform certain functionalities like sharing the content of the website on social media platforms, collect feedbacks, and other third-party features.
Performance cookies are used to understand and analyze the key performance indexes of the website which helps in delivering a better user experience for the visitors.
Analytical cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website. These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.
Advertisement cookies are used to provide visitors with relevant ads and marketing campaigns. These cookies track visitors across websites and collect information to provide customized ads.
Other uncategorized cookies are those that are being analyzed and have not been classified into a category as yet.