Paying the price for the UK’s cost of living crisis.
The rising cost of living is affecting all of us, but it is people on the lowest incomes who are bearing the brunt of its impact.
We are getting reports from our own frontline workers, and those we train, of people:
- Going without food to save money for rent
- Disconnecting the gas to save money
- Only eating food that doesn’t require cooking to save energy costs
They report an increasing sense of pressure from trying to financially support family members both young and old, and a lot of fear for the future.
Together, we can work with people in London and around the UK to offer compassionate support and help them to find solutions.
Rising cost of living
The Office for National Statistics has warned that “energy price rises are likely to hit lower income households disproportionately, as they spend a higher proportion of their income on utility bills and are more likely to be in fuel poverty.”
Inflation is also expected to rise to 8% this year, meaning more people will face situations in which they cannot afford to meet their basic needs.
How your donation will help
Your donation will support Quaker Social Action’s projects that seek to help with funerals, finances, wellbeing, housing and homelessness. Some reach people on a national level, while others offer on-the-ground support to our local communities in London.
I’m more confident about energy saving tips, I know what I need to do around the house to save energy, how to budget and to save more.
Made of Money client
Our services help in different ways, but they all place what people on low incomes need at their centre. This helps to provide meaningful, tailored support to help navigate the cost-of-living crisis. Some of our projects provide:
- Financial wellbeing courses for people on a low income to manage their money confidently, both practically and emotionally
- Discounted rents to young carers through our supported housing project
- Information and advice to help people fund funerals and avoid high funeral costs and debt
- Access to a community kitchen and ingredients so people affected by homelessness can batch cook their own meals to take away
Join us and together we can take practical action against poverty.