The Impact of Furniture Poverty

Living in Furniture Poverty can have a devasting impact on your life.

It affects your mental health – people feel a real stigma because they are unable to afford essential furniture items.

It affects your physical health – people are unable to get a good night’s sleep without a decent bed, cook and prepare healthy meals without a cooker or a fridge to store food safely.

It affects your financial wellbeing – people can get into unmanageable debt trying to acquire items, often with high credit attached which can leave them unable to buy food, heat their home, or pay their rent.

It affects your social wellbeing – you are far less likely to invite family, friends, or support workers into home if you haven’t got a sofa for them to sit on.

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