Find out how to let us know if you're concerned about another member's safety.
Energy price cap: Typical energy bill set to rise by £800 a year in October
Taken from Energy price cap: Typical energy bill set to rise by £800 a year in October (BBC)
A household is in fuel poverty when it has to spend 10% or more of its disposable income on energy.
Disabled people are often hit particularly hard by these rises. In March 2022, just before the initial rise, iNews wrote:
Currently, around 900,000 people with disabilities are considered to be in fuel poverty and should bills rise, this number could jump to 2.1 million, according to the charities Scope and National Energy Action.
People with disabilities often have extra energy needs, resulting in more use of power.
This includes needing more energy to keep heating on for medical reasons, or using electricity for equipment.
Over to you...How do you feel about the news of another possible rise in the energy price cap?
Do you think disabled people are disproportionately affected by these rises? Is this something that's impacted you?
What do you think should be done?
Join our call for an equal future.
- All Categories
- 12.9K Start here and say hello!
- 6.5K Coffee lounge
- 40 Games room
- 423 Cost of living
- 4.4K Disability rights and campaigning
- 1.9K Research and opportunities
- 208 Community updates
- 9.2K Talk about your situation
- 2.1K Children, parents, and families
- 1.5K Work and employment
- 785 Education
- 1.6K Housing and independent living
- 1.4K Aids, adaptations, and equipment
- 611 Dating, sex, and relationships
- 370 Exercise and accessible facilities
- 758 Transport and travel
- 30.4K Talk about money
- 4.3K Benefits and financial support
- 5.1K Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- 16.4K PIP, DLA, and AA
- 4.7K Universal Credit (UC)
- 6.2K Talk about your impairment
- 1.8K Cerebral palsy
- 857 Chronic pain and pain management
- 160 Physical and neurological impairments
- 1.1K Autism and neurodiversity
- 1.2K Mental health and wellbeing
- 322 Sensory impairments
- 818 Rare, invisible, and undiagnosed conditions