Press releases

Here is a selection of our most-read press releases.

Please contact the media team if you would like more information.


Our response to the result of the 2024 general election.

Disabled people must be a priority in election, say stars.

Scope reveals we're still great donators.


Scope reports surge in first time charity shoppers during cost of living crisis

Scope reveals shocking levels of online trolling experienced by disabled people

Extra costs for disabled people go through the roof

Renowned journalists take on London Marathon to raise awareness of invisible disabilities

Scope response to the chancellors 2023 spring statement

Scope's response to Centrica reporting record profits

Charities and non profits call for discounted energy bills for low income households


Disabled passenger dies at Gatwick Airport - our letter to Transport Minister

Too many disabled child do not feel safe in playgrounds

Scope responds to Chancellor's £21 billion support package

Scope responds to Government changes to Warm Home Discount

Disabled children excluded and isolated from local playgrounds

Disabled people facing £1 billion shortfall in support due to spiralling living costs

Cost of living crisis: response to Chancellor's Spring Statement

Charities warn number of disabled households in fuel poverty set to double

Scope seeks equality champions for new awards

Response to Government lifting all coronavirus restrictions

Energy and the cost of living crisis


Andrew McDonald CB, former Chair of Scope has died

National Disability Strategy 'falls short' of what disabled people expected and deserve

Scope responds to the health and disability green paper on welfare

Scope comments on Health is Everyone's Business consultation response from Government

Freedom day: disabled people's feelings about lifted restrictions

Make It Count: Scope launches accessible active challenge

Scope responds to the lifting of shielding

Scope responds to the 2021 Budget

Music legend Robin Millar pedals to raise pounds for Scope

Scope launches Disability Energy Service and Utilities Report

Decades of failure leaves half of disabled benefits claimants in poverty

Third lockdown leaves disabled people cut off from basic support


Families with disabled children at breaking point this Christmas

Disabled people struggling to access supermarket deliveries as slots book up in Christmas rush

Virgin Media and Scope:Tackling the disability employment crisis

Disability employment faces a cliff edge

Councils fail on legal web accessibility duty

Disabled people are facing an unthinkable dilemma between health and wages

Disabled people fear being 'pushed out' of post-lockdown world

Disabled people fear they are being forgotten by Government

Prime Minister is forgetting disabled people and risks turning back clock on equality

Disabled people struggle to get food and essentials during coronavirus

Proposal to suspend Care Act

Coronavirus: Scope response

Shop closures across Scope in response to coronavirus

Scope's response to the Budget


Andrew McDonald CB resigns as Chair

Corporate reporting guide

Government announce drive to tackle barriers faced by disabled people

Businesses urged to take action over disability employment crisis

Scope responds to Amber Rudd's speech on welfare reform and employment


Corporate reporting of disability in the workplace - November 2018

Scope appoints new chief executive Mark Hodgkinson - November 2018

Scope calls for minister for disabled children and families - October 2018

Scope launches Disability Gamechanger campaign - August 2018

Our letter to Theresa May - July 2018

Scope responds after judge grants High Court review of Universal Credit - May 2018

Disability employment gap has not changed in a decade - May 2018

Blue badge scheme extended - January 2018

2017 and earlier

Chancellor makes derogatory comments about disabled people - December 2017

Scope responds to proposed changes to the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) - February 2017

Scope concerned by reported relaxation of assisted suicide guidance - July 2014

Brits feel uncomfortable with disabled people - May 2014