Covid: ‘Not seeing my disabled son during lockdown was awful’ – BBC News

Dawn Cavanagh said lockdown had a severe impact on her disabled son’s mental health

“He would sob down the phone, ‘mummy come and get me’.”

Dawn Cavanagh said going 15 weeks in the first lockdown without seeing her son Jack, who lives in residential care, was “awful”.

The 18-year-old, who has a learning disability, epilepsy, autism and ADHD, became anxious, depressed and started to self-harm, his mum said.

Many disabled people felt “abandoned” during the pandemic, a report has found.

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