Posted by Aston Avery

Alex Brooker on half term isolation

Millions of Brits admit they don’t act themselves when in the company of someone disabled, according to research, risking families raising disabled or seriously ill children feeling isolated this October half term. 

The research*, commissioned by McCain as part of its long-standing partnership with grant-making charity Family Fund, found being afraid of saying the wrong thing (57 per cent) or being too self-conscious of their own behaviour (44 per cent) are among the reasons for this behaviour.

Meanwhile, 64% suspect October half term could be a difficult time for families raising a disabled or seriously ill child as they could be less likely to be invited to social occasions such as playdates or meals at friends’ houses.

Aston spoke to TV presenter, journalist and comedian Alex Brooker.

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