SROI of Furniture Provision

“This research demonstrates that providing essential items to people living in Furniture Poverty is transformational. The cost of providing the furniture is a minimal investment compared to the social value created, value that will have a profound impact on people’s lives and undoubtedly save money in the long run by improving people’s mental and physical wellbeing.”

Published 2021

Providing a package of essential furniture to someone in need creates £6472 of social value according to research carried out by End Furniture Poverty and social value experts ‘morethanoutputs’.

We worked with Liverpool City Council to carry out the study, which demonstrates the wider benefits of lifting people out of Furniture Poverty.

The research interviewed recipients of Liverpool City Council’s Citizen Support Scheme, (LCSS), who had all received items of essential furniture and white goods. They were asked what receiving the items had meant to them. The responses included freedom and increased independence, worrying less about money, improved mental and physical health, and feeling proud of Liverpool.

‘morethanoutputs’ then used social value methodology to work out the social value created by the provision of these items.

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