Living with disability in isolation during COVID-19
Living with disability in isolation during
Tell your story
Lockdown due to COVID-19 is a strange, unsettling, worrying, grief-stricken terrible time (for some) around the world. The virus has negatively affected so many lives. Credit goes out to all the carers and NHS staff on the frontline and all the essential workers like postmen, firemen, bin men etc.
For those of us who are lucky enough not to have had a loved one affected by the virus it is still a stressful, intense period. To stop the spread of the virus, the government have told us to stay indoors apart from an hours exercise everyday, shopping for basic necessities, for a medical need or travelling to work if it is absolutely necessary.
For vulnerable and disadvantaged groups and those with mental and physical disabilities, the lockdown can make everyday things that were hard to deal with before, even harder to deal with now.
We want to talk to people who are living with disability in isolation and hear what their life is really like at this time. Become a guest blogger and tell your story.
Tell your story
Over the next few weeks we are going to be publishing a series of articles from real people living with disability in isolation. Really Real Resources is all about getting better representation in the media and showing what life is really like for some of the most vulnerable in society. Our goal is it create a positive social impact. It starts by listening to people.
Isolation will mean different things to different people. For a few people the lockdown might have had positive impact, not having the daily struggles getting to and from work. For some that is a huge unseen daily challenge. People struggling with mental health and not having a support network may have darker moments. For those living with disabilities, or caring for loved ones with disabilities, the daily challenges will certainly have been increased. So much so that most of us could not even comprehend.
Whatever your story is we want to hear it.
Have accessibility issues?
If you have accessibility issues and are unable to write an article relating to disability in isolation, but still want your story told, get in touch with us. We will be able to work something out with you.