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“DISPRPOPORTIONATE IMPACT” OF COST OF LIVING CRISIS ON BLIND AND PARTIALLY SIGHTED

Angus MP, Dave Doogan, has given his support to the Royal National Institute of Blind People’s efforts to highlight the impact of the cost-crisis on blind and partially sighted people across Scotland and the UK.


The MP met RNIB at an event in the House of Commons, where it was revealed that even before current price-rises, one-in-five blind and partially sighted people said they had some or great difficulty in making ends meet.


According to RNIB, people with sight loss are twice as likely to live in a household with a total income of £1500 a month or less – with more than a third of survey respondents in summer 2022 saying they “often” have to choose between essentials such as food or heating.


Dave Doogan MP said:


“Costs are escalating for everyone just now – but this crisis is having a disproportionate impact on blind and partially sighted people across these islands.


Life costs, which were higher for blind and partially sighted people before this crisis, will now be even higher.


The RNIB is there to assist families and individuals who may be struggling with the cost crisis.


I was pleased to meet with RNIB to give my support to their efforts, and would encourage anyone who may need their assistance to contact them, or get in touch with my office.”


NOTES FOR EDITORS:


  • RNIB’s website contains key support information for families of, or individuals who are blind or partially sighted. It is here: www.rnib.org.uk – people can also call their helpline on 03031 239 999.


Dave Doogan at the RNIB drop-in in the House of Commons

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