Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF): Destitution in the UK – using innovative research to drive positive social change

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the social change organisation, conducted an extensive study of destitution in the UK.


Over the past decade, an era of austerity-driven welfare cuts has prompted concern that destitution is increasing. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation recognised the urgent need for robust data to understand this marginalised population. They commissioned

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