Tell us about your extra energy costs

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Thursday 10 March 2022

Tags: survey, counting the costs, energy costs, cost of living crisis

Help us bring down soaring energy bills for families with disabled children: campaign banner

We want to find out more about how rising energy costs are affecting families with disabled children.

Please take our survey and tell us your experiences.

The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete, and there is a chance to win a £100 voucher if you complete the survey by Monday 21 March.

Your answers will help us call on government and energy companies to help families with disabled children with their higher energy usage.

Why are we asking you to take this survey?

We know that families with disabled children often experience higher energy costs. This might be due to specialist equipment powered by electricity or extra washing due to continence issues. Some disabled children are less mobile and get colder quicker, and others have health conditions that mean they can’t regulate their body temperature.

The cost-of-living package announced in February 2022 was welcome, but none of the measures recognised the higher energy costs facing disabled households. We at Contact are campaigning on a range of measures aimed at helping families with their higher energy bills, but we need your help to make a stronger case for change with government and energy companies.

Thank you very much for your help with this important survey.

Advice from Contact

Help with fuel bills 

There is help available so make sure you are getting everything you are entitled to. 

Energy saving tips 

It is worth checking to see if you can decrease the amount of energy you use

Financial help 

And if you are struggling with finances and debt, try our online benefits calculator or our online grants search