No one should spend Christmas alone, but people with a learning disability may feel excluded during the festive season
Christmas used to be a very lonely time for me. While I was lucky to spend it with my family, I didn’t have a big network of friends to go out with. Spending a lot of time stuck at home made me feel sad and made the festive period disappointing.
Christmas is all about spending time with family and friends, but this holiday cheer can make people feel lonely if they don’t have anyone to enjoy it with. This happens far too often for people with a learning disability like me: we can find it difficult to get out and about independently, frequently feel excluded from social events and can feel even lonelier.