Cost of Living: Support for Disabled People

Part of Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons on 6th March 2023.

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Photo of Paul Maynard Paul Maynard Conservative, Blackpool North and Cleveleys

Many families with disabled children are struggling with energy costs right now. The £150 for those receiving personal independence payment is clearly welcome, but if someone is dependent on a machine, such as a powered wheelchair, a ventilator, an oxygen concentrator or a ceiling hoist, the cost is more like £150 a month, not £150 a year. What more can the Department, and the Government more widely, do to ensure that those families do not turn their machines off and put their children’s health at risk?