‘Eating or breathing’: energy costs force stark choices on disabled people

People with severe disabilities and chronic conditions struggling in cost of living crisis, research shows

Soaring energy bills are forcing people with severe disabilities and chronic health conditions to choose in extreme cases between “eating or breathing” as they struggle to navigate the cost of living crisis, new research shows.

According to a survey by the charity Euan’s Guide, people are either opting to reduce their use of vital, energy-intensive electrical medical aids and equipment – putting their health in jeopardy – or where this is impossible, cutting back drastically on food, heating and travel.

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@DrSeaRotmann

A wealthy society that can’t ensure their most vulnerable can survive in dignity is a failed state - this is how… https://t.co/agaWfAJqjI

Posted on: 2023-02-03 19:52

@lstvincentj

RT @RichardKSense: More painful & despairing evidence of how energy bills are forcing people with complex disabilities to choose between ea…

Posted on: 2023-02-02 19:03

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RT @RichardKSense: More painful & despairing evidence of how energy bills are forcing people with complex disabilities to choose between ea…

Posted on: 2023-02-02 16:54

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RT @RichardKSense: More painful & despairing evidence of how energy bills are forcing people with complex disabilities to choose between ea…

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RT @Tanya_Marlow: ‘Eating or breathing’: energy costs force stark choices on disabled people https://t.co/XokJoaAUsI

Posted on: 2023-01-30 15:41

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Posted on: 2023-01-29 06:13

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RT @Danwhite1972: “Eating or breathing” .. That sums up the possibility of my daughter & countless other children on ventilators in the #Co…

Posted on: 2023-01-28 16:03