One in 20 households in the UK are living without a cooker.
New analysis from anti-poverty charity Turn2us has revealed that as many as 6% of UK households, living on or below the average national household income of £35,000, are living without a cooker.
The charity has warned that living without such basic household goods has a profoundly negative impact on the physical, emotional and financial wellbeing of people across the UK.
Dawn Jackson, Head of Grants at Turn2us, said:
“Basic household appliances are not a luxury - the reality of living without a cooker at any time of year is grim; it takes away dignity, leaves families further out of pocket and the impact on children or other dependants cannot be overstated"
At the NCC Benevolent Fund we can provide grants to help people who are living without essential household items.