The Social Value of Furniture

End Furniture Poverty is currently doing some work to work out the social value of furniture and appliances to low-and-no-income families who receive them.


We are really excited to be working in partnership with Liverpool City Council to conduct a Social Return on Investment (SROI) study into the value of our Essential Items. Once complete, we’ll have a value for how many £ of social value is created for every £1 spent on each of the items – valuable figures which you’ll also be able to use in your organisation to measure the social value and difference you are making.

In order to do this, we need as many service users who have received furniture as possible to fill in our survey at to find out how much difference the furniture they have received has made to them.

If you provide furniture or grants to people in need, help clients or tenants to access furniture, or have received furniture yourself then we need your help - you don’t have to operate in Liverpool!

We’d be really grateful if you could share this with as many of your service users, frontline staff, partners and networks as possible. We want to get as many responses as possible to ensure the quality of our research. All responses will be confidential and remain anonymous, and respondents will be in with the chance of winning £250 of vouchers for a retailer of their choosing.


If you’d like to keep updated with this research, and be the first to know when it is published, you can sign up to our mailing list here.