Sign Contact's Open Letter to the Chancellor and Energy Minister about Energy Costs

03 May 2022

Sign Contact's Open Letter to the Chancellor and Energy Minister about Energy Costs

National charity Contact have put together this open letter following research they've carried out with families of disabled children who expect to see their energy bills soar.

What they say: 

"New research from Contact reveals families with disabled children expect to see their energy bills soar to more than £3,000 per year this April. Even before the 1st April price hike, households with a disabled child were already paying £600 a year more than other households. As a result 42% of families reported going without heating and 10% went without vital aids this winter.

Now facing unprecedented rises in energy costs, thousands of families fear they will have to cut back further on life-saving equipment and heating. This could worsen their child’s condition and put them at risk.

​Disabled children and adults need their benefits uprated in line with inflation."

Alongside the open letter from families, Contact have also sent the Chancellor a letter from more than 50 other charities, including SMA UK, calling for more help.

Find out more about the campaign

Sign the letter

If you're struggling with rising energy costs, see links to further information and organisations who may be able to support you, here.