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Woman with cerebral palsy 'crying for help' over energy costs

Richard_Scope
Richard_Scope Posts: 3,614 Scope online community team
edited March 2022 in Cerebral palsy

A woman living with cerebral palsy who finds winter "really hard" because of her condition has said she has to go to a day centre three days a week to keep warm because of rising energy costs.

Janice Hall said she also uses a centre in Wythenshawe, Manchester, "to get a main meal" as her bills have increased.

The 48-year-old said the situation had left her "crying for help".

A rise in the energy price cap means about 18 million UK households will pay an extra £693 a year from April.

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