Covid-19 and Christmas
This year has been incredibly challenging for many adult siblings of disabled people across the UK. You might be separated from your brother who has learning disabilities and can’t keep in touch with video calls; giving extra care for your sister who has physical disabilities because her care package has been reduced or living in lockdown with your autistic brother who is struggling to cope with the changes. As we approach the end of the year, many siblings will be thinking about their usual celebrations – Thanksgiving, Hannukkah, Christmas, New Year's Eve/Hogmanay - and how the pandemic has changed things. Here’s our advice for siblings at this time.