The results of our 2017 survey into the experiences of families affected by M.E. who’ve faced false accusations of abuse, neglect and fabricated/induced illness, which show that one in five families have been subject to child protection referrals as a result.
M.E. is a chronic disabling condition that can have a devastating effect on people’s lives. This interim report, based on findings from our 2015 survey, demonstrates the shocking gap between the need for social care, and the provision of appropriate services, for adults in the UK with this disabling condition.
This 2017 report from 2020Health sets out the cost of M.E. the UK economy: at least £3.3 billion each year. This figure accounts for healthcare costs, disability-related welfare payments, productivity losses and unpaid informal care.