Quaker Social Action helps people on low incomes in East London and the UK to seek solutions to the issues affecting their lives.
Founded 150 years ago by the religious group Quakers, today we are an independent charity inspired by Quaker values like equality in our work against poverty and injustice.
We take social action by providing practical solutions for people facing the multiple and varied impacts of poverty.
We listen and respond to people by creating services wherever they are most needed:
- Providing crisis support for those unable to afford funerals or furniture
- Empowering people to manage money, improve resilience or cook at home
- Running the UK’s first dedicated supported housing project for young carers
We believe that people in poverty are the real poverty experts and our approach reflects this, working with people in an empowering and holistic way.
We support almost 3,000 people a year directly and reach even more through our online support, professional training and campaigns.
We work collaboratively with other organisations to achieve more and share our work when it has the potential to bring benefits to communities outside of our own. We use our frontline experiences to provide training each year to about 100 professionals working with people in need.