A new report has highlighted the impact of the cost-of-living crisis on disabled people and their families.
In July and August, the Greater Manchester Disabled People’s Panel held the most extensive survey of disabled people in the UK, with over 1,600 responses. They were asked about things that affected their daily lives, like money, social care, accessibility, and housing.
The results of the survey have now been compiled into a report.
The survey findings show that the situation for disabled people has dramatically worsened since the panel’s last survey in 2020.
The current survey findings show a significant increase in disabled people whose quality of life is severely negatively impacted by rising prices, higher bills, and inadequate social care.
20% of disabled people could sometimes afford essential items, while 28% could afford only important things but nothing else. 20% of people surveyed said they have had to use a food bank, while 50% said they eat less to save money.
29% of respondents said that social care was worse than two years ago and did not fully meet their need for a social life or wellbeing.
To read the report in a variety of formats, including easy read and large print, please visit: https://gmdisabledpeoplespanel.com/