Handing in our cost of living crisis petition at 10 Downing Street
Yesterday, 7 March 2023, we went to Downing Street to hand in our cost of living petition.
We’re so grateful that over 80,000 of you signed the petition to ask the government to do more to support disabled people and their families during this crisis. Your signatures have helped us show that this is an issue that can’t be ignored.
We’re pleased that last year the government announced they would uplift benefits in line with inflation and provide additional costs of living payment for disabled people. This shows they’re listening and the message is starting to get through.
However, we know this support is not enough for the ongoing challenges disabled people face.
Next week, the government will announce their new spending plans and we really hope to see ongoing, sustainable support announced for disabled people and their families.
We know there’s still more work to be done and we’ll be continuing to campaign on this issue.
On this page, you can see some images from our visit to Downing Street yesterday.
We still need your help
We’re so grateful to everyone who has helped us get this far with our campaign, including the families who have shared their personal experiences.
We can’t stop here. We need to keep showing how the cost of living crisis is impacting disabled people and their families.
If you’re disabled or are caring for a disabled family member and are affected by this, we’d love to hear from you.