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.

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