The Rise of Furniture Poverty

SUMMARY OF RESEARCH

Lyndsey Latarche is the founder and director of All Small Things.  All Small Things (AST), an online retailer was created to offer an alternative buying option for families and individuals on low-incomes. AST provides essential furniture and household items that people really need, at prices they can afford.

 

Surveys undertaken with social tenants between 2010-2014 in rural and urban communities revealed furniture was one of the most important factors that social landlords could provide to reduce the risk of debt with hire purchase agreements, rent arrears and abandonments.

Could you live without your bed? Absolutely not! Yet here in the UK, children and adults are suffering as a result of ‘Furniture Poverty’

Furniture poverty defined

SOURCE:

The rise of furniture poverty. (n.d.). Retrieved January 10, 2020, from https://socialinnovation.blog.jbs.cam.ac.uk/2015/12/01/the-rise-of-furniture-poverty/

SUMMARY OF RESEARCH

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