NSUN has signed a joint letter, organised by National Voices, to the Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt on the impact of the cost of living crisis on people living with disability and ill-health.
“On November 14, in the context of the upcoming Autumn Statement, National Voices sent a joint letter to Jeremy Hunt, Chancellor of the Exchequer to highlight the impact of the ongoing cost of living crisis on people living with ill health and disability and to reaffirm the importance of a fully funded health and care system. This letter was signed and endorsed by 63 organisations.
We are deeply concerned about the impact the cost of living crisis is having and will have on people living with ill health and disability, and their carers. These risks are particularly acute for groups who already experience health inequalities.
The letter puts three main asks to the Chancellor:
- Commit to invest in urgent targeted support for those at the sharpest end of the cost of living crisis.
- Invest more in targeted support for disabled people and people living with ill health affected by the cost of living crisis.
- To ensure health and care services are fully funded, allowing all our health and care needs to be met.”