Coronavirus: people with disabilities, largely forgotten by the crisis?

Coronavirus: people with disabilities, largely forgotten by the crisis?


For many people with disabilities, the situation has been alarming during the lockdown. Care, home help, medical follow-up… Everything was complicated during the coronavirus crisis.

Coronavirus: people with disabilities, largely forgotten by the crisis?

In an establishment in Hauts-de-Seine, it was a double penalty: during the confinement period, only 30% of caregivers were present. Those who remained lacked everything, and in particular an overcoat. In the hospital, the handicap would have been a criterion of sorting for the admissions in the overloaded establishments. The associations have received many complaints in this regard.

We have had several cases in France where we were refused access to the hospital or people who were sent to intensive care and that the caregivers sent us back to the homes”, relates Marie-Claude Torres Maguedano, director of UNAPEI France. Mathis’ mother also experienced an unprecedented situation. During the closure of the home, her son remained confined to the house.


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