Government announces cost of living support package
- 26 May 2022
The Government has set out measures to address the rising cost of living. One-off payments will be given to the most vulnerable: the elderly, those with disabilities, and those with the lowest incomes.
“The measures announced today may go a some of the way to helping some people but it is simply not enough for people with kidney failure; particularly for people who rely on medical treatment at home such as people on home dialysis, who still do not receive the full, fair and timely reimbursements they are eligible for," said Kidney Care UK's Policy Director Fiona Loud.
"In a situation where all your costs are going up it is no good to have a system which pays back some of the costs, to some of the people, some of the time. We need to see urgent action on this because nobody should feel like they are being priced out of existence by the rising costs of living.”
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