One in ten people with disabilities cannot pay the electricity bill, according to Cocemfe

The Confederation of People with physical and organic disabilities (Cocemfe) of Castilla y León has launched the campaign.

One in ten people with disabilities cannot pay the electricity bill, according to Cocemfe

The Confederation of People with physical and organic disabilities (Cocemfe) of Castilla y León has launched the campaign

A consultation carried out by the national Cocemfe among its social group has shown that 79 percent of the people consulted have had to alter their electricity consumption habits to adjust to the hours when the price is cheaper, an option that is not available. reach of the whole world.

A statement from the Confederation has underlined that there are people with disabilities who, due to their situation, are forced to make continuous use of electricity, far exceeding the already high electricity bills that the population without disabilities have to pay. He specified that people with physical and organic disabilities need to make a constant electrical consumption for the correct monitoring of their treatment or the use of technologies and resources for independent living, such as home automation systems, lifting or transfer cranes, hemodialysis, oxygen machines, perfusion pumps, intravenous treatments, nebulizers, air conditioners or even to charge wheelchair batteries.

Hence, the organization requests permanent and comprehensive measures that allow the most vulnerable people with disabilities and their families to lead a dignified life. "We are talking about a brutal impact and public administrations have to guarantee that no person with disabilities or any entity dedicated to the care of people with disabilities face the impossibility of assuming this expense," said the president. national of Cocemfe, Anxo Queiruga, collects Ical.


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