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Did you see our balloon?

Tori_Scope Scope Campaigns Posts: 12,487 Disability Gamechanger

You’ll hopefully remember me posting about our social energy tariff campaign

As a reminder, Scope and Age UK wrote an open letter to the Government asking for a 50% discount on energy rates for disabled people, older people, and carers on lower incomes.  

We had 58,234 signatures overall- thank you for showing your support! 

Yesterday, with Age UK and some of our disabled storytellers, we delivered our open letter to the Government

To help us make our point, we took a shed to Parliament with a giant light bulb shaped balloon breaking through the roof to represent disabled people’s skyrocketing energy bills.

a balloon shaped like a light bulb attached to a blue shed outside Parliament The balloon has energy bills are through the roof written on it Scope and Age UK storytellers are stood in front of the shed

This isn’t the end of our campaign.   

We’ll be keeping a keen eye on the Spring Budget. We hope that the Chancellor will commit to delivering support for disabled people on many of the issues we’ve been campaigning on.   

We'll continue to stand with you, and push the Government to put an end to energy bills going through the roof.    

I look forward to keeping you all updated :smile:

Over to you...

What do you think about the campaign? 

Do you have any questions about the campaign?  

How are you feeling about the upcoming Spring Budget? 

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