Louise Rubin, head of policy and campaigns at disability equality charity Scope said: “Amid the worst cost of living crisis in a generation, it makes no sense to cut disabled people out of the warm home discount.
“Disabled people and charities sounded the alarm at the time, and now we’re seeing the consequences of the government’s actions.
“Life costs more if you are disabled. Thousands of disabled people have no choice but to power lifesaving equipment, such as breathing machines and hoists. One family Scope heard from is facing bills of £6000 a year – more than double the energy price cap.
“The government must reverse this decision so that disabled people can get maximum support during a time of crisis.”