Supporting our Customers – Bed Poverty Campaign

The cost-of-living crisis has led to “bed poverty” where families end up sleeping in poor conditions because they are having to prioritise money for food and heating.

Bed poverty can look different from family to family. It can include:

  • — broken beds and damaged bedding: families can’t afford to replace or repair unsuitable beds or bedding, for example bedding that has gone mouldy.
  • — sharing beds and rooms: many parents share beds with their children as they cannot afford separate places for them to sleep.
  • — sleeping on the floor: parents or children who are sleeping on the floor because they can’t afford beds.
  • — families unable to wash or dry bedding because they can’t afford to pay for energy.

We have teamed up with our contractors Bell Group and James Frew to support customers affected by bed poverty. We will be providing beds, mattresses, and bedding to eligible households.

If you are experiencing any of the above, please get in touch with your Tenant Partner.