Life costs more for disabled people and their families, spending more on essential goods and services like; heating, insurance, equipment and therapies. These extra costs mean disabled people have less money in their pocket than non-disabled people, or simply go without.
The result is that disabled people are more likely to have a lower standard of living, even when they earn the same.
The Disability Price Tag
Our Disability Price Tag report for 2019 reveals the extra costs faced by disabled people and families with disabled children.
Disabled people often face higher costs for their gas and electricity. Many disabled people say they need more heating to stay warm, yet others say they have to use extra electricity to charge up items of assistive technology.