Quaker Social Action

Tackling poverty and building resilience in the UK

QSA has been taking practical action against poverty for over 150 years. Working in east London and across the UK, we help people on low incomes to overcome issues affecting their lives and develop skills for long term resilience. With your help, we can continue reaching out with positive support.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1069157)

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  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief


  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • OtherOther


United Kingdom

  • "I was at my wits' end. No one else could help me."

    — Client of Down to Earth, our UK-wide funeral costs helpline

  • "I am more confident and calm and have a clear head when it comes to money.”

    — Participant in Made of Money, our financial well being programme

  • "I was lucky to hear about Move On Up from a friend. I’ve had a good experience. They make sure you are alright. Make sure you’re on top of things. It’s good to know your next step, your next move. I’ve got my priorities sorted."

    — Resident of Move on Up, our supported housing project for young adult carers.

  • "Through mindfulness the doors opened and the sun started shining. I started changing and doing things."

    — Participant in This Way Up, our mindfulness and life coaching programme


We despair at the inequalities in our society. People in the UK struggling on a low income - whether in low paid or insecure work, or currently out of work - face an uphill battle to achieve basic things. Such as seeing a way to meet daily living costs, or being able to afford a decent funeral for a loved one, or accessing support for mental wellbeing. QSA helps people to tackle these issues through practical projects, and in some cases uses its experience to push for strategic national change.


QSA uses income from supporters to identify unmet needs, research issues carefully, devise practical solutions and deliver services alongside people on low incomes, working in east London and nationally. We provide: - A unique national helpline for people struggling with funeral costs - Innovative programmes to help people understand and improve their own financial habits - Coaching and mindfulness to improve resilience - The UK's only supported shared housing project for young adult carers.