Cost of living campaign

Our new research shows that for many people with Parkinson’s, the cost of living crisis is still very real. That’s why we’re campaigning to make sure people living with Parkinson’s are supported to live well during the crisis.

Our second cost of living survey found that people with Parkinson’s are still struggling to cope with the increased prices of energy, food and transport and it is making their symptoms worse.

They also told us that the cost of living support package is still nowhere near enough to support them. And that because the benefits system doesn’t work as it should for people with Parkinson’s, they lost out on Cost of Living Payments. 

And, even where a person with Parkinson’s did get all the payments available, they were almost all wiped out by the cost of heating alone.

Jan’s story

"I am 67 and my husband, now my carer too, is 76.

"We live on pensions from the state and our old employment. We are struggling to make ends meet each month. We live on a strict budget week by week and, as we hit the colder weather, we are dreading trying to stay warm without finding ourselves choosing between heating and eating.

"These impact on our food needs, our heating needs, our need for help on a daily basis. My husband is shattered by the end of the day. He never complains but he is too old to cope like this much longer. I hope people with power might listen to these stories. I sometimes think the elderly disabled are seen as a parasite and treated in a way which hurries death, not offers quality of life."

Download our Still nowhere near enough report (PDF, 6.4MB)

Read our Still nowhere near enough report to understand why we're calling for the government to boost cost of living support for people with Parkinson's.

Our latest report that shares how the cost of living crisis is affecting people with Parkinson’s

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