Financial devastation for families with disabled children

22 November 2021

During November, Channel 4 News exclusively revealed findings from Contact’s Counting the Costs 2021 survey about the financial impact of the pandemic on families with disabled children: The pandemic has hit disabled families’ wallets survey finds – Channel 4 News. Contact’s research found that almost half of families with disabled children report a devastating drop in household income of £48 a week – or £2,500 a year.

Pandemic statistics for disabled familiesContact has asked us as a Disabled Children’s Partnership (DCP) member to share this information and to encourage supporters to email your MP calling for an increase in Carer’s Allowance and child disability payments under Universal Credit: Take Action here

We hope you can help by emailing your MP and by sharing this information with other friends and families.

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