Only one in five disabled and older people feel the government is doing enough to support them during the Covid-19 outbreak.
A snap, UK-wide, survey by RiDC of its 1,649 panel members (conducted between 30th March and 3 April 2020), has collected immediate feedback on the impact of government measures on disabled and older people. We asked a range of questions about the level of support they are receiving, how supermarkets are performing, how they are dealing with the overall situation and their concerns for the future.
The rules introduced by the Government have effectively required everyone except those who can’t work from home to remain indoors unless they are buying food, exercising, or seeking or giving medical assistance.
Six out of ten of the 842 respondents to this survey are currently self-isolating i.e not leaving their home at all.
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