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Key facts about Turn2us

Turn2us is an independent charity providing practical financial help

This page is designed to provide you with all the stats you may need to talk about poverty and our work. This will be updated regularly. If you need more information, please contact the Communications team at

National poverty

  • 14.2 million people live in povert​y in the UK
    • 8.4 million adults
    • 4.5 million children
    • 1.4 million pensioners
  • 7.5 million people are in persistent poverty
  • 9.9 million people living in poverty are in rented accommodation
  • At least 7.4 million people are in poverty despite living in working households
  • 2.5 million people are just above the poverty line and a small change could push them below


  • We awarded £3.6 million grants last year
  • 6.9 million people visited our website
  • 2.3 million people completed a Benefit Calculation
  • 790,961 people completed a Grant Search
  • We have 223 volunteers
  • 2,359 people attended Turn2us workshops
  • Our helpline supported 85,576 people last year

All numbers accurate to the 2017/18 financial year.

Updated October 2018