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National Voices’ joint letter to the Chancellor ahead of the Autumn Statement

National Voices, a 200-member coalition of health and care charities, has called on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to deliver an “immediate support package” for people living with health and disability who are worst impacted by the cost of living crisis to “alleviate their suffering”.

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  • Health inequalities
  • Primary care

In a letter sent to Jeremy Hunt on 14 November, National Voices said there would be a “serious impact on the NHS”, if no package is forthcoming as a result of people being unable to afford prescriptions, feed themselves appropriately, keep warm and travel to hospital appointments. 

The letter is signed by 75 member charities representing a variety of health conditions and communities. 

National Voices has asked the Chancellor to commit to:  

  • Introducing free prescriptions for all 
  • Guaranteeing an NHS dentist for all 
  • Provide more support with the costs of accessing health and care services 
  • Extend statutory sick time periods 
  • Reimburse energy costs related to health and disability needs 

The organisations who signed the letter are as follows:


Age UK 

Allergy UK  

Arthritis Action 

Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance 

Aspergillosis Trust 

Asthma + Lung UK 

Behçet’s UK 

Blood Cancer UK 

BME Against Cancer 

Borderline Support UK CIC 

Bowel Cancer UK 

British Dupuytren’s Society 

British Geriatrics Society 

Cardiomyopathy UK 

Carers UK 

Centre for Mental Health 

Children’s Liver Disease Foundation 

Compassion in Dying 

Crohn’s & Colitis UK 

Diabetes UK 

Disability Peterborough 

Disability Rights UK 

Dystonia UK 

Ectodermal Dysplasia Society 

Endometriosis UK 

Equally Well UK 

Forgotten Lives UK 

Friends, Families and Travellers 

Furness Mental Health Trust (FMHT) 


Guillain – Barre & Associated Inflammatory Neuropathies 

Harry’s Hydrocephalus Awareness Trust 

Hope 4 The Community CIC 


Juvenile Arthritis Research 

Kidney Care UK 

Long Covid Kids  

Long Covid SOS 


Macular Society 

Marie Curie 


MS Society 

Muslim Doctors Association & Allied Health Professionals CIC 

National Axial Spondyloarthritis Society 

National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) 

National Survivor User Network 

National Ugly Mugs 


Our Time 


Pain UK 

Pancreatic Cancer UK  

Parkinson’s UK 

PBC Foundation 

Positively UK 

Pregnancy Sickness Support 

Rare Autoinflammatory Conditions Community UK 

Rethink Mental Illness 

Scleroderma & Raynaud’s UK 



South Asian Health Action (SAHAUK) 

Stroke Association 

The Hibbs Lupus Trust 

The Lymphoedema Support Network 

The Thyroid Trust  

Thyroid UK 

Time To Talk Mental Health UK 

Triangle Consulting Social Enterprise (Outcomes Star) 

Turning Point 

Urostomy Association 

Versus Arthritis 


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

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