Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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Do you find the cost of living has gone up for you due to illness and is there any savings to be mad

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happyfella
happyfella Community member Posts: 504 Pioneering
I have noticed since becoming ill that my cost of living has gone through the roof. I am really concerned when my fixed agreement for gas comes to an end next month, as that will send my bills right up.

I am just wondering if anyone else has noticed there cost of living has gone up since being ill and if they have managed to find ways t reduce that cost

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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,508 Disability Gamechanger
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    I'll let people with personal experience of this answer your post @happyfella, but I just wanted to point you towards our Disability Energy Support service as you've mentioned being worried about your gas bill :)

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  • happyfella
    happyfella Community member Posts: 504 Pioneering
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    I'll let people with personal experience of this answer your post @happyfella, but I just wanted to point you towards our Disability Energy Support service as you've mentioned being worried about your gas bill :)

    thank you. i have just sent them an email
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,099 Disability Gamechanger
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    I read somewhere else that local councils have £100 energy grants for people on some means tested benefits, might be worth checking your local councils website.

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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,099 Disability Gamechanger
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    I think it fair to say that the cost of living has gone up for everyone, inflation at a 30 year high and rising.
    There are of course cost involved in not going out to work but also savings in not doing so e.g travel cost and the like.
    But for those of us at home all day having to heat our homes is becoming a nightmare.

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  • leeCal
    leeCal Community member Posts: 7,550 Disability Gamechanger
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    Wearing thermal underwear can be useful and cost effective but if the air is too cold and or damp you still need the  heating on to avoid bronchial problems, I know this through personal experience.

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