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The impacts of the cost-of-living crisis on disabled people

Date: August 2023
Category: Report
Author: GCPH and GDA

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Written in collaboration with Glasgow Disability Alliance (GDA), this report presents a rapid examination of the impacts of the cost-of-living crisis on the lives, health, and wellbeing of disabled people. It includes the direct experiences of disabled people living in Glasgow and a scoping review of emergent evidence from across the UK.

The report demonstrates the consequences of policies that do not protect the most vulnerable from the potential harms of the cost-of-living crisis, illustrating the damage to the lives, health, and wellbeing of disabled people. The evidence presented demonstrates that many disabled people simply cannot afford to live a healthy or fulfilling life, adversely impacting both mental and physical health and severely compromising condition management. Recommendations are made to mitigate these impacts and to address the historical health and social inequalities experienced by disabled people.