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Leonard Cheshire – Disabled Adults Polling

Many disabled adults in the UK face financial difficulty, which leaves them struggling to pay for essentials.

• A quarter (25%) of working-age disabled adults say they missed a meal because they couldn’t afford it.
• Over a quarter (28%) say they have not been able to afford to keep their home warm.
• A third (33%) report having £50 or less per week, after housing and bill costs, to spend on food and other essentials. While 7% reporting having less than £10 a week.

Date Published: 20/04/2022

Client: Leonard Cheshire


Savanta ComRes interviewed via an online survey 1,220 working age disabled adults (18-65) in the UK between 17th to 21st February 2022. Data were weighted to be nationally representative of working age disabled adults in the UK by age, gender and region.