About End Furniture Poverty

 

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. Reducing and ultimately eradicating Furniture Poverty is at the heart of everything that FRC Group does.

End Furniture Poverty was launched in 2015 to raise awareness of Furniture Poverty, to educate people about the potential solutions to Furniture Poverty and, ultimately, to ensure that everyone has access to the essential furniture and goods they need to lead a secure life.


What is Furniture Poverty?

Furniture Poverty is a continuum, best represented as ladder.

Furniture Poverty is the inability to afford or access the basic essential items that provide a household with a decent quality of life and the ability to participate in the norms of society.

If somebody does not have access to the basic appliances and items of furniture that they need to meet a minimum standard of living then they are classed as being in Furniture Poverty.  


Campaigns

Our first campaign Furnishing Homes Furnishing Lives, focused on increasing the provision of furnished tenancies in the social housing sector. As part of the campaign, we offer pro bono support to housing providers who are interested in providing furnished tenancies to give best practice advice and expertise. Please get in touch if you'd like to find out more.

For Christmas 2017, we launched Beds for Kids, a crowdfunded campaign aimed at delivering beds to some of the 9,000 children across the Liverpool City Region who don't have a bed of their own to sleep in. 


Frequently Asked Questions

+ What is Furniture Poverty?

Furniture Poverty is the inability to afford or access the basic essential items that provide a household with a decent quality of life and the ability to participate in the norms of society.

+ How is Furniture Poverty Measured?

In order to refine our understanding of Furniture Poverty and to provide the campaign with a practical foundation, in November 2016 End Furniture Poverty opened a consultation with the aim of creating a list of essential furniture items (including indoor furnishings and white goods) that we believe everyone in our society should be able to afford or access.

+ What are the Essential Items?

  • Bed, bedding and mattress
  • Table and chairs
  • Sofa and/or easy chairs
  • Wardrobe/drawers
  • Carpets in living rooms and bedrooms
  • Curtains or blinds
  • Washing machine
  • Refrigerator and freezer
  • Cooker/oven
  • TV
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