In the ongoing cost of living crisis, those on low incomes suffer most. Our work is needed now more than ever. With your help, we can continue to take practical action through services that support people living on low incomes seek their own solutions, and by campaigning for systemic changes.
We work with people amongst the most vulnerable groups in society. The Resolution Foundation estimates that an additional 800,000 people will fall into absolute poverty in 2023/24. Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s 2022 research found that across the poorest fifth of families: “around six in ten low-income households are not able to afford an unexpected expense; over half are in arrears; around a quarter use credit to pay essential bills; over seven in ten families are going without essentials.
Our services directly support people on low incomes in London and across the UK to build their financial resilience, improve their wellbeing, deal with unexpected expenses, and tackle homelessness-related issues. Our services address need at a point of crisis as well as being preventative; some are local and some national. We share knowledge by training other frontline workers, and campaign to bring about systemic changes. The real voices of people living in poverty are at the fore in our work.