Left Out of Life: tackling loneliness among disabled people

Sign our pledge to make sure no one is left out of life in your local community.

Almost two thirds of the 14.1 million disabled people living in the UK are chronically lonely.

We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be left out of life. We’re calling on the government, individuals and communities to come together to make our local areas more welcoming and accessible.

Think, Ask, Include

41% of disabled people didn’t feel supported by their local community during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Will you play your part and Think, Ask, Include to make your local community more welcoming for disabled people?

4 easy ways to make a space more accessible

  1. Speak clearly, and straight to who you’re talking to (not their interpreter or guide)!
  2. Make sure there’s enough space for wheelchair users or anyone with mobility issues.
  3. Keep the space well-lit for people with visual impairments.
  4. Turn down the volume of background noise.

Read more about how to make your community more accessible

Watch our top accessibility tips!

Transcript for the Left Out of Life top tips film

Over 1,000 disabled people surveyed in the UK said that the best way to tackle social isolation would be to:

  • Improve public understanding and awareness of disability.

  • Introduce more community activities where people can meet.

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