University of Bristol (Personal Finance Research Centre)
Financial wellbeing for disabled people
Produce new evidence about the financial wellbeing of disabled people.
Over 14 million people in the UK have a disability and this number is expected to grow due to ageing and an increase in chronic diseases. At an aggregate level, disabled people already had low financial wellbeing before 2020, which the pandemic exacerbated, and will be made worse by the cost-of-living crisis.
This project will build on what is already known to produce new evidence about the financial wellbeing of disabled people; assess existing financial wellbeing policies and strategies to see where they are supporting or falling short for disabled people; and to identify opportunities for solutions and innovation. The project will be in partnership with the Research Institute for Disabled Consumers.