The disability Price Tag is compiled by SCOPE: CLICK HERE to read their full report.
The key findings from the report for disabled people were:
On average disabled people face extra costs of £583 a month.
On average, a disabled person’s extra costs are equivalent to almost half of their income (not including housing costs).
1 in five disabled people face extra costs of of more than £1,000 a month.
Disabled people’s money doesn’t tend to go as far. On average £100 for a non-disabled person is equivalent to just £68 for a disabled person.
The key findings for families with disabled children were;
On average families with disabled children face extra costs of £581 a month..
For almost a quarter (24%) of families with disabled children, extra costs amount to over £1,000 a month.
SCOPE are calling on Government to tackle the extra costs faced by disabled people and their families and they state that their is urgent action needed in four areas:
1) UNIVERSAL CREDIT 2) PERSONAL INDEPENDENT PAYMENTS 3) WARM HOME DISCOUNT & 4) EARLY INTERVENTION AND FAMILY RESILIENCE FUND.
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