Essential Item Factsheets

In 2016 End Furniture Poverty launched a consultation to try and establish the essential items that every household should have access to in order to live a decent life.

The consultation produced at a list of 10 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

We have produced a set of factsheets to provide some context and justification for each item's inclusion.

As ever, we would encourage any debate on the makeup of the list - please take a look at the fact sheets below and let us know if you have anything you would, or change, or any thoughts you have.