About our campaign

Let's end the penalty of extra costs

If you're disabled you can face a lot of extra costs - like paying for a wheelchair, special food or equipment, taxis to get to hospital appointments and more.

It all adds up to life costing £550 more a month on average.  This is holding people back.  It has to change.

Some costs are too high - let's drive them down

From expensive equipment to services, many disabled people are paying over the odds for essentials.

Amanda says,

"Cutlery for my son costs a fortune, for one spoon, one knife, one fork and one tea spoon it costs £31. and that was after shopping around for the cheapest set." 

We’ve got to drive prices down and make life more affordable.

Some costs are always going to be there - the support has to be in place

If you need a wheelchair, you need a wheelchair -- there’s no way round it.  Life costs you £550 more on average a month if you're disabled, but the support to cover these costs (Disability Living Allowance) is only £360 a month.  People must get the support to be able to live their life. 

Elane says,

"I use my DLA to meet the extra costs of food that I can’t cook and to pay for using a car to get to work. I don’t know how I will cope if I lose it at the introduction of PIP." 

And with the change from Disability Living Allowance to the new Personal Independence Payment (PIP), the way people are assessed means more than 600,000 disabled people could lose support.