As living costs rise, furniture poverty grows behind closed doors

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Some UK coverage about furniture poverty and the rise of the crisis behind closed doors.

Without [furniture banks] high-cost rent-to-own lenders can be very tempting, despite interest rates of up to 94%. When there’s no money for food or fuel, even charity shops can be too expensive.

Around 14 million UK households cannot afford one or more essential household goods at any one time

“It [furniture] meant our survival and our future.”

SOURCE:

Woolley, S. (2016, March 2). As living costs rise, furniture poverty grows behind closed doors. The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/housing-network/2016/mar/02/living-costs-rise-furniture-poverty-beds

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