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Provision of Furniture by Social Landlords

Provision of Furniture by Social Landlords

Provision of Furniture by Social Landlords

Friday, January 17, 2020

Do you work for a housing association, local authority, or arms-length management organisation?

End Furniture Poverty would greatly appreciate if you could complete their short survey

At the heart of End Furniture Poverty’s work is to reduce, and ultimately eradicate, furniture poverty, to ensure that everyone has access to the essential furniture and goods they need to lead a secure life.

End Furniture Poverty is the campaigning arm of the FRC Group, a social business and charity based in Liverpool. FRC Group has nearly 30 years of experience of providing furniture, both new and pre-loved, to people in Furniture Poverty.

Initial findings in the latest Frontline Worker survey (set to be released in May 2020), tell us that ‘furniture’ is in the top four responses for frontline workers, when asked what new rapid intervention grant they would like to see.

Although furnished tenancies are seen as a possible solution, it is currently unknown how many furnished tenancies are available to tenants in the UK.

The aim of this End Furniture Poverty project is to better understand the attitudes and experiences of both social landlords and tenants towards furnished tenancies, and to uncover to what extent they are currently offered.

It is also not clearly understood how tenants and landlords perceive furnished tenancies; what barriers there are when establishing or running a furnished tenancy scheme’; and whether or not they can be a lasting remedy for furniture poverty.

Please take part in their survey and strengthen the estimate of current levels of furniture provision in social housing across the UK.

All the data collected via this survey will be fully anonymised when used in the final report, with there being no way of identifying you or your organisation. 

Please see their Participant Information Sheet for more information about this research project.

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