The Extra Cost of Being Disabled

Author Steve Boseley - Half a Loaf of Fiction

wheelchair-749985_640I am currently waiting for work to start on a new downstairs extension in my house which will give me a downstairs bedroom. This is going to cost somewhere in the region of £50,000, plus any unforseen extras. It put me in mind of a post I wrote a while ago about the ‘hidden’ extra costs of having a disability.

I’ve dusted it off, and realised how true this is, even now. I’ve made some adjustments based on what I now know, and offer it to you today:

I recently read the interim report from the Extra Costs Commission, which was set up, in response to a 2014 report from Scope – Ending the financial penalty of disability by 2020.

About the Commission (from the SCOPE website)
The Extra Costs Commission was a year-long independent inquiry which explored the extra costs faced by disabled people and their families in England…

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