Sibs has published findings from a survey of parents to understand how the needs of siblings of disabled children were affected by lockdown. A survey of 640 parents found that:
- 81% said their sibling child’s mental health had worsened
- 43% of siblings were providing more care in lockdown
- 40% of young siblings were feeling isolated and missing support from family and friends.
An earlier survey carried out in May 2020 found that 75% of parents felt their sibling child’s mental health had worsened in lockdown.