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Scope partnerships

Scope partners with organisations to create social change for disabled people.

Our business services support organisations with:

  • accessibility
  • inclusive employment
  • research with disabled people

Our services are just a starting point. We believe that long-term partnerships can help us build a more inclusive and accessible society. One where disabled people experience equality and fairness.

To do this, we partner with organisations to work on larger strategic goals together. For wider social change. For their customers. For their clients. For their employees.

Our current partners include:

  • Deloitte
  • HSBC
  • Accenture
  • Barratt East

You can also take a look at our invisible disabilities campaign with ITV.

Wherever you are with disability inclusion, partnering with us will support your projects and plans for the future. Speak to our team for more information.

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Scope Utilities Membership (SUM)

In 2019, Scope set up a unique membership for utilities companies. Together, we discuss how companies are helping disabled people. And we explore what we can do in the future with industry trends. We work on schemes to: 

  • inform customers 
  • help with energy efficiency 
  • help disabled people with their utilities

More than a third of disabled adults say that their impairment or condition has a significant effect on their energy costs. People with limited mobility, for example, might have to use more heating to keep warm. While others who use assistive technology need extra electricity to charge these items. 

We know that disabled people are more likely to have lower incomes and live in fuel poverty compared to non-disabled households. Households with a disabled person make up 38 per cent of all fuel poor households in England alone.  

We also know that disabled people spend a higher proportion of their income on energy and water. 

With the SUM our goal is simple: 

  • To help reduce costs and improve utility services for disabled people  
  • Tackle the everyday issues disabled people face paying for bills and accessing support services 

Our membership is currently made up of 8 members. We have ambitious plans. We want to combat the cost-of-living crisis and fuel poverty. This will help us meet our goal of removing the barriers society puts in place for disabled people.

We aim to do much more and we hope more utilities will join us on that journey!  

Contact utilities@scope.org.uk to find out more about the SUM.