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Joint letter to the Chancellor ahead of the Autumn Statement

On November 14, in the context of the upcoming Autumn Statement, National Voices sent a joint letter to Jeremy Hunt, Chancellor of the Exchequer to highlight the impact of the ongoing cost of living crisis on people living with ill health and disability and to reaffirm the importance of a fully funded health and care system. This letter was signed and endorsed by 63 organisations.

Read our letter here
  • Health inequalities

We are deeply concerned about the impact the cost of living crisis is having and will have on people living with ill health and disability, and their carers. These risks are particularly acute for groups who already experience health inequalities.

The letter puts three main asks to the Chancellor:

  • Commit to invest in urgent targeted support for those at the sharpest end of the cost of living crisis.
  • Invest more in targeted support for disabled people and people living with ill health affected by the cost of living crisis.
  • To ensure health and care services are fully funded, allowing all our health and care needs to be met.

The organisations who signed the letter are as follows:

Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis

Addison’s Disease Self Help Group

Alex, The Leukodystrophy Charity

Arthritis Action

Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance

Behçet’s UK


Borderline Support UK CIC

British Dupuytren’s Society

British Geriatrics Society

British Heart Foundation

British Medical Association

Children’s Liver Disease Foundation

Covid Aid

Crohn’s & Colitis UK

Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome Association UK

Diabetes UK

Dystonia UK

Endometriosis UK

Epilepsy Action

FND Hope

Friends and Families – Empowering Families with Disabled Children

Furness Mental Health Trust (FMHT)

Future Care Capital


Guillain-Barré & Associated Inflammatory Neuropathies

Help2Change CIC

Hounslow Borough Respiratory Support Group

ICUsteps Peer Support Charity

Independent Age

Kidney Care UK

Long Covid Kids

Long Covid SOS

Long Covid Support


Lymphoedema Support Network

Marie Curie


MS Society

National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS)

National Survivor User Network

Out with Prostate Cancer


Parkinson’s UK


Prostate Cancer UK

Pseudomyxoma Survivor

Rare Autoinflammatory Conditions’​ Community-UK (RACC-UK)

Rethink Mental Illness

Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Shine Cancer Support

Shopmobility South Gloucestershire

Stripy Lightbulb CIC

Sue Ryder

The Hibbs Lupus Trust

The Neurological Alliance

The Point of Care Foundation

The Thyroid Trust

Thyroid UK

Time to Talk Mental Health UK

Turning Point

United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum


If you would like to read this letter in an alternative format, please get in touch.

Read our letter here