27 Aug 2022

Government cost of living support for disabled people ‘a sick joke’, says disability charity ambassador


The chancellor has warned that people earning well above the average wage could struggle to pay their energy bills and are likely to need government help – as well as those on benefits.

Nadhim Zahawi said the Government was looking at “all the options” to provide assistance – describing it as a “national economic emergency”. Both the Conservative leadership contenders have promised to support households – but given few details on how.

We spoke to Shani Dhanda, an ambassador for the disability charity Scope, and began by asking her about the extra costs disabled people face.