Extra costs stories

What are the extra costs disabled people face?

Our research The disability price tag shows that on average, disabled people face extra costs of £570 a month related to their impairment or condition. We asked disabled people about the extra costs that they face.

Here are some of their stories.

Video describing Marie's story
Marie's story

Marie's story

Marie talks about the extra costs she faces every single day, due to her impairment.
"I need to keep the house warm. So, heating costs are expensive."
"I have cerebral palsy and I have to pay for extra things to make life easier."
"I can’t use public transport, which means I have to spend more on taxis."
"I had to pay for my wheelchair myself and it cost over £4,800."