Firstly, this is a top piece of work by JRF. Well researched and recommending clear, achievable changes. I hope government listens.
But I will also return to my theme about the 'place' role of local government. If JRF are right, and more people are falling through cracks in public services, the local state is uniquely placed to intervene.
We need a new way of thinking about how a place can tackle destitution as systemic problem. This brings together all the capacities in a place with the lived experience of the people affected.
We might wait in vain for government to change their policies - and miss the chance to do something ourselves
As a society we believe in protecting each other from harm and yet last year over 1.5 million people in the UK were pushed into destitution, going without the bare essentials and locked out of the chance of building a decent and secure life. Destitution in the UK 2018 This research looks at the factors pushing people into destitution and the solutions to the problem. It highlights three key asks which would protect people from becoming destitute and support those who end up in destitution.