Quaker Social Action

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"Quaker Social Action exists to resource, enable and equip people living on a low income in east London. Our projects work towards our vision of a 'just world where people put people first', recognising the people we work with as agents of change not objects of charity.

"We work to tackle social exclusion, seeing poverty as not just material but also social. Our work is practical, relating to the everyday needs of the people we work with to make a tangible difference to their lives. Our award-winning project Homestore enables low income households to furnish their homes without getting into debt, while Homelink, our rent guarantee scheme, was the first project in London to provide non-priority homeless people with access to the private rented sector. 15 years on, Homelink continues to provide homeless people with a simple route into independence.

"Down to EarthAfter 145 years working in east London we have seen how poverty affects the lives of individuals, families and communities. We are creative in how we approach need. Down to Earth supports people through the difficult and rarely discussed issues which come with planning a funeral on a low income.

"Our work is innovative and preventative and has recently been endorsed by New Philanthropy Capital for its preventative approach to financial exclusion (click to see report). Made of Money educates families and young people, encouraging parents and children to listen, learn and talk about money and its impact on their lives..." [1]   In 2011 they received an award from the Centre for Social Justice.


Accessed May 2013: [2]  


  Web: http://www.quakersocialaction.com/  

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  1. Quaker Social Action About, organizational web page, accessed May 26, 2013.
  2. Quaker Social Action Trustees, organizational web page, accessed May 26, 2013.