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COST-OF-LIVING CRISIS IS DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIVING AND SURVIVING

COST-OF-LIVING CRISIS IS DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIVING AND SURVIVING

Sense, the disability charity, has labelled support for disabled people as “inadequate” in response to the Government’s Spring Statement.

It comes amidst a cost-of-living crisis, with Sense research revealing that more than three quarters (78%) of disabled people are worried that rising living costs will push them into debt. 

Disabled people already face higher living costs, paying more for essential goods and services, like heating, insurance, equipment and therapies. The fear is that, without Government support, soaring energy prices and increasing fuel and food costs will push many into debt.

Sense is calling on the Government to increase welfare benefits to avoid a catastrophe for disabled people and their families. 

Sense Chief Executive Richard Kramer said: “For many disabled people the cost of living crisis is about the difference between living and surviving.  

“They already face higher living costs, paying more for essential goods and services, and the fear is that spiralling costs will push many into debt.

“Disabled people and their families now face horrendous decisions, such as whether they can afford to put on the heating or have a meal.

“The support for disabled people and their families is inadequate – we need to increase welfare benefits to avoid catastrophe.”

 

 

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