As a care leaver, I’ve felt neglected and unsupported during the Covid crisis

When I got sick and had to self-isolate, I was without help. My electricity was cut off, I ran out of food and I had to skip meals

When lockdown began, nearly all my university classmates went back to live with their families. But I don’t have the emotional support or safety net of a family. I didn’t see anyone I knew for 13 weeks.

As an autistic care leaver, the hardest part of dealing with the Covid pandemic has been the neglect and lack of support I have experienced at my accommodation.

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