Do you live in Southmead?

Inclusion Southmead is a friendly group of Disabled and non-Disabled people working together to make local spaces, amenities and groups inclusive and accessible.  We are working in partnership with Bristol Disability Equality Forum and The Care Forum, and meet once a month.

If you want to have your say, share your ideas, or want to find out more why not join us?

The next meeting is on: Tuesday 13 February, 11am – 1.00pm

At the Greenway Centre, Southmead, Doncaster Rd, Bristol BS10 5PY

For information e-mail: mike.bristoldef@gmail.com

Or call 0117 914 0528

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Life costs more if you’re a Disabled person – a lot more!

Whether buying expensive items of equipment, higher fuel bills, or costly insurance premiums, Disabled people are forced to pay more to live their lives.

Scope’s new report, The disability price tag, reveals that on average, Disabled people face extra costs of £570 a month related to their impairment or condition.  For one in five, these costs amount to more than £1,000 a month.

According to Scope, “Marie is just one of many disabled people faced with this financial penalty.  She uses a specially adapted wheelchair which needs replacing, but this would cost her £9,000.

“We’re calling on Government, businesses and regulators to all play their part in tackling extra costs.”

Bristol Disability Equality Forum have been raising this issue for several years and welcome this up-to-date evidence.

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