Following the Extra Costs Commission, a year-long independent inquiry into the extra costs faced by disabled people, we’ve been working with the Money Advice Service to develop the information on our website so it has a greater focus on the needs of disabled people as consumers.
The Extra Costs Commission found that disability-specific information can be hard to find on the web unless you know it exists. As a result, we’ve created a new area of our website to provide impartial money management and cost cutting advice to disabled people.
We hope that this new hub helps to filter useful information and that our online community offers a space for disabled consumers to share shopping experiences and tips.
Extra costs of disability
On average, life costs you £550 more a month if you’re disabled. These costs make it harder to save and increase the likelihood of falling into debt. Here’s how our new hub can help:
Managing your money
To help manage the extra costs of disability, here are a few positive steps you can take:
- Work out your budget
- Look at ways to cut costs and shop smartly
- Claim all the benefits you’re entitled to
- Emergency borrowing to make ends meet
Bank accounts, credit cards and loans
Savvy disabled consumers
We’ve also got money saving tips on a range of consumer issues, including:
Visit our money hub to find out more, or share your own money saving tips on our online community.