The national disabilities equalities charity, Scope< has slammed Dorset Council recently over its poor distribution of energy vouchers to those in need. Currently residents will only be able to access the nationally funded scheme locally if they receives Universal Credit but not other forms of benefits. Unlike in other parts of the country, those on disability allowance will not be able to access this particular scheme.
Like anyone else, disabled residents in Dorset have been hit hard by the sudden spike in energy prices and the cost of living crunch. Yet they cannot access the help they need thanks to a poorly thought out scheme run by an incompetent council.
The fact that those on disability benefits or pension credit will not be able to receive any of these vouchers currently, means that many of Dorset's most vulnerable residents will once again fall through the cracks of this Conservative Council.