14 Nov 2023
End Furniture Poverty have published their 4th report examining local crisis support across England.
On the Cliff Edge: Crisis Support 2022/2023 looks at local authority spending on local welfare schemes and examines how they have spent their allocation of the Household Support Fund (HSF).
The report shows that 37 English local authorities have now closed their local welfare scheme, while 62% of all local welfare spending came from the Household Support Fund – which is only set to run until March 2024.
With crisis support currently being propped up by a temporary fund, there is a real risk that the amount of money available to people in crisis falls off a cliff edge in 2024/25.
Download the report from the End Furniture Poverty website here: