Disability Poverty Campaign Group launched

Thu,7 April 2022
News Equality & Rights

This week sees the launch of the Disability Poverty Campaign Group (DPCG), a new coalition led by DR UK and Inclusion London.

The group is made up of Disabled People’s Organisations from across the country, national charities and allies, such as The Food Foundation, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and The Trussell Trust. The purpose of the group is to respond to increasing poverty in the Disabled community around food, fuel and benefits as the cost of living spirals.

The DPCG has highlighted three immediate areas of concern to take action on. These are:

To push for an increase in all benefits in line with inflation
To seek targeted support for Disabled people’s energy costs
To seek fairer charging for social care.
DR UK Policy and Campaigns Officer Dan White said: “As the cost of living sky rockets, many Disabled people endure a constant worry about money which has a devastating mental and physical impact. Poverty in 2022 in a first world nation is not acceptable.”

If you are a member of a local or national DPO group or charity, and are interested in getting involved, email dan.white@disabilityrightsuk.org.