- 10th September 2020
- Posted by: CILNI
- Category: General News
In August, CILNI surveyed over 1,500 Service Users across Northern Ireland. The survey aimed to find out how the Covid-19 crisis is impacting on them and their social care provision.
Below is a selection of the top 10 results from the survey.
- 50% of the respondents receive a high level of care which means that they need support with most or all aspects of everyday life
- 63% of the respondents receive their social care from either physical health and disability or learning disability
- 54% of respondents indicated that their support needs have increased since before the pandemic
- 59% of respondents indicated that the support they receive from their local HSC Trust during the pandemic changed
- 40% of respondents reported that they have been able to use it more flexibly during lockdown
- 22% of respondents reported that they used their Direct Payment to employ a relative within their own household during the lockdown
- When asked about any changes that were made to their social care provision during the pandemic that they would like to see retained the most common responses was GREATER FLEXIBILITY.
- If changes were made to the social care support provided during the pandemic, the two most significant personal negative impacts reported were in mental health and social interaction
- 57% of respondents felt more isolated during the pandemic
- 49% of respondents felt more fearful when the lockdown restrictions were being lifted
View the results from the survey here https://www.surveymonkey.com/stories/SM-HQCQ898Y/