Contact a Family recently launched their Counting the Costs campaign to ease the financial pressure on families with disabled children.
They are asking parents and carers to send a campaign email to your MP to ask them for their support.
Contact a Family are using findings from a survey of 3,500 families to urge the government and energy companies to introduce measures that will stop families with disabled children going without food and heating. Their proposals include fairer deals for fuel bills and an increase in the carer’s allowance earnings threshold.
How you can get involved
A template email is available for you to use. Contact a Family would like you to send this to your MP, asking them to:
- push the government to increase access to financial support and work
- call on all energy companies to offer a fairer deal to households with disabled children
- tell families with disabled children about the financial help that’s available.
If you have any questions about the research or want to know more about getting involved in the campaign, email Una.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7608 8742. You can also find out more information at the Contact a Family website.