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Two in five disabled people feel lonely, landmark poll reveals | UK | News

Two in five disabled people feel lonely, landmark poll reveals | UK | News

A huge survey of over 10,000 Britons has shown that people with disabilities feel lonelier than those without. The poll found that two out of five (40%) disabled people often feel lonely, compared to just 29% of non-disabled people. This research was carried out by the Belonging Forum and it also showed that a shocking 14% of disabled people don’t have any close friends and one in five often or always feel lonely. Disabled people are also more likely to feel anxious and less happy with their lives. The ONS found that disabled people aged 16 to 64 years were less happy with their life, felt things were less worthwhile, were less happy and were more anxious than non-disabled people. The Belonging Forum’s poll also showed that 45% of disabled people felt anxious, compared to 36% of everyone else. Just over half (51%) of disabled people were happy with their life, which is much lower than the 67% of other groups who said they were. The poll also showed that disabled people don’t go out …