Stories of extra costs

Dozens of disabled people, and families with disabled children, told the Extra Costs Commission about the extra costs they face.

Here are some of their stories.

Annabelle

"A pair of smart shoes lasts me two or three weeks."

Donna

"I have to pay a chiropodist to cut my toenails."

Hugh

"To read a book, I need to pay for special software."

Lesley

"The cheapest rain cover I could find was £200."

Sulaiman

"Going to an event costs three times as much and takes twice as long."

Liz and Dan

"Our weekly shop is an extra £35."

Sandy

"The holiday resort charged us twice as much."

Laura

"It's a few pounds extra for every meal."