Shani's extra costs story

Shani shares her experience of extra costs

"I have osteogenesis imperfecta (known as brittle bones) and I face a range of unavoidable extra costs.

Because of my condition I can’t use public transport, which means I have to spend more on taxis to get around. I’ve chosen to live closer to where I work because of this, but due to a lack of accessible accommodation, I was only left with expensive options for housing. 

I have a short stature of 3 foot 10 inches so I have to pay to get my clothes tailored and altered.

Other things like going on holiday also end up being more expensive – I have to purchase specialist travel insurance, which ends up costing more than my actual holiday – £400."
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