Carers report care packages halved for most people with learning disabilities during Covid

Care packages have at least halved for most people with learning disabilities during the Covid-19 lockdown as their needs have increased, according to Mencap.

Two-thirds of respondents (65.3%) said the amount of social care support their loved-one received from their local authority had at least halved, in terms of hours, during the lockdown.

Most carers (67.4%) reported increases in need among the people with learning disabilities they care for during the shutdown, with 35.9% saying it had increased a lot.

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