Life costs more for disabled people and their families, spending more on essential goods and services like; heating, insurance, equipment, and therapies. These extra costs mean disabled people have less money in their pocket than non-disabled people, or simply go without. Disabled people often face higher costs for their gas and electricity. Many disabled people say they need more heating to stay warm, yet others say they have to use extra electricity to charge up items of assistive technology. With rising energy costs alongside suppliers going out of business, this has caused concern and uncertainty.