Nowhere To Turn

Nowhere to turn report, 2013

Our report reveals that money given to local authorities to replace the Department for Work and Pension’s (DWP) Social Fund has almost been halved compared to equivalent spending since 2010. It also shows that almost two-thirds of local authorities are no longer providing interest-free emergency loans through their replacement schemes. We fear this could drive vulnerable families deeper into debt, as they are forced to turn to loan sharks and high cost money lenders.

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nowhere-to-turn-final.pdf

Month of publication
July
Year of publication 
2013
Number of pages 
32
Author 
Dr Sam Royston and Laura Rodrigues

Nowhere to turn, 2019

Many families in this country will at some time find themselves facing a ‘financial crisis’ point – a financial problem which puts the immediate health and well-being of family members at risk. Examples include running out of money for food or for fuel during a period of cold weather, or a key household item such as a fridge or boiler breaking down. If these immediate crises are not rectified quickly, then the impact could be severe, even in the short term. 

The Nowhere to Turn Report explores why families are falling into crisis, the impact it has on families with children, and the changes to the system of crisis support.

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crisis-support-one-family-report.pdf

Month of publication 
March
Year of publication 
2019
Number of pages 
40
Author 
Iain Porter