Furniture provision in Guelph and Wellington County

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SUMMARY OF RESEARCH

The purpose of this report is to explore furniture provision in Guelph and Wellington, the potential need for a Furniture Bank and propose recommendations for moving forward.
This report has been developed to explore the impact of the elimination and redistribution of the Community Startup and Maintenance Benefit (CSUMB) that occurred in the 2012 Ontario budget cuts. These changes have the potential to impact the accessibility of low cost and no cost furniture for individuals with lived experiences of poverty.

Clients find themselves in complex circumstances involving transition that may lead to a need for low or no cost furniture. Furniture and service providers stated that these circumstances include: homelessness, addiction, mental health issues, unemployment or underemployment, marital breakdown, and domestic violence.

SOURCE:

Furniture Provision in Guelph and Wellington County | Community Engaged Scholarship Institute. (n.d.). Retrieved January 9, 2020, from https://www.cesinstitute.ca/furniture-provision-guelph-and-wellington-county

SUMMARY OF RESEARCH

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