Question: Have you experienced social isolation and loneliness because of your disability?

Your feedback: Yes – 82% (46 respondents) No – 18% (10 respondents)

Your comments: “I have lost friends and relationships that were important to me as some people don’t want to be involved with someone who is unwell much of the time.

“Although quite active and involved in several groups, being totally blind, I can feel lost in the crowd. This is largely because it can be difficult to attract and maintain the attention of others.”

“Isolation leads to depression, anxiety and general deterioration in mental health.”