Report: Disabled People in UK Unable to Afford Heating and Food

    Photo: Reuters [via Aljazeera]

    The Facts

    • A new report has found that disabled people in the UK are among the hardest hit by the ongoing cost-of-living crisis.

    • The Resolution Foundation, an independent think-tank, said on Wednesday that more than 40% of people with a disability in the country could no longer afford to keep their homes warm compared to 23% of the non-disabled population.


    The Spin

    Pro-establishment narrative

    The government recognizes the vulnerability of people with disabilities, and is doing its utmost to offer support during the cost-of-living crisis. It has already launched a series of initiatives that include work support and extra disability benefits.

    Establishment-critical narrative

    The support offered is not enough to offset the rising costs in the long-term. More policy work is needed to close the enormous income gaps that have existed far before this crisis between disabled people and the rest of the population.


    Establishment split

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