You are now leaving the Turn2us site. Turn2us is not responsible for content on third party sites.



Fair for You raises concerns over poverty premium

  • 17/11/2016
  • Author:Navin.Motwani@turn2us.org.uk

Ethical lender finds correlation between child poverty map and map of customers

""

Three reports in as many weeks have identified that persistent poverty in the UK has a considerable impact on children growing up in the households that are affected. Ethical lender Fair for You intends to remove the poverty premium many of these households face.

Fair for You Founder and CEO, Angela Clements, said: “We’re not at all surprised that a map of where our customers live exactly reflects the map of child poverty in the UK. On top of white goods, we find our customers are most wanting to buy essential items for their children, such as bunk beds, cots, high chairs and buggies.

“We are calling for local authorities, utility companies, social housing providers and a wide range of voluntary and community agencies to support Fair for You’s challenge to the high cost lenders and to actively promote it to their service users. Together, we can offer a positive, national, alternative to the high cost credit that drains these homes of essential funds and instead provide one that helps them take steps out of poverty.’  

For more information, see the Fair for You website

Turn2us help

If you are struggling financially, you can use our Benefits Calculator to check your entitlement to benefits and our Grants Search to see if you are eligible for help from a charitable fund, based on your personal circumstances and needs.

The Your Situation section on our website contains information resources on benefits and grants and a Find an Adviser tool to help you find face-to-face advice in your local area.

If you are bringing up a child, there may be benefits, grants or other financial support available to you. The ‘Bringing up a child' section of our website has information about ways you might be able to get help.

Other sections on our website you may find useful are:

 

Anything wrong with this page?

Tell us the problem

Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Please enter what you were doing
Please enter what you'd like to report
Please enter the security code shown
Close

Thank you

If you would like to tell us more please visit our contact page

Close