JRF

JRF is an independent social change organisation working to solve UK poverty. We were established over 100 years ago by Joseph Rowntree to provide affordable housing in communities and to understand the root causes of social problems.

Through research, policy, collaboration and practical solutions, JRF aims to inspire action and change that will create a prosperous UK without poverty, where:

  • More people want to solve poverty, understand it and take action.
  • More people find a route out of poverty through work.
  • More people find a route out of poverty through a better system of social security.
  • More people live in a decent, affordable home.

In order to loosen poverty’s grip on people who are struggling to get by, we work with private, public and voluntary sectors, as well as people with lived experience of poverty, to deliver credible solutions and hold the Government to account for their actions on poverty.

We regularly publish reports and blogs with policy recommendations on the above areas of work, as well as hosting events bringing key stakeholders together. Our annual report, UK Poverty, provides an overview of the nature and scale of poverty across the UK and how it affects the people caught in its grip.

 

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Recent Reports

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This report from UK think tank the JRF reveals that even before the COVID-19 outbreak destitution was rapidly growing in…

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By Francesca Maddison; Gemma Schwendel

This report from UK think tank JRF looks at the £20-a-week uplift to Universal Credit and why is should be…

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By Dave Innes

This report from UK think tank the JRF looks at the steps taken in the Spending Review and how they…

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By Rachelle Earwaker; Rachel Casey; Darren Baxter

This report from UK think tank the JRF sets out a clear plan to support renters struggling to stay afloat.…

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By Peter Matejic

This report from UK think tank the JRF looks at what has happened to poverty in Wales before and during…

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By Rachel Casey

This report from UK think tank JRF provides their view on the Government’s consultation on reform to the planning system.…

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By Rachelle Earwaker; Rebecca McDonald

This report from UK think tank the JRF looks at why it is so important for the Government to stimulate…

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By Grace Hetherington

This report from UK think tank the JRF is a guide for journalists who want to report on UK poverty…

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