Raising Awareness Of Hygiene Poverty In The UK, National Hygiene Week 2021
National Hygiene week brings together people, communities, businesses and though leaders to tackle hygiene poverty. This week raises awareness of hygiene poverty in the UK and is run by the The Hygiene Bank charity.
What is Hygiene Poverty? Over 14 million people in the UK live in poverty and a fifth of those don’t have enough money to meet their basic needs. A fifth of people are unable to afford everyday hygiene products that a lot of people take for granted, such as deodorant or shower gel. The average spend on essentials is £12.40 per month, per person, which can add up when you have a big family. One of the major examples is period poverty. Some people become housebound every month because of no menstruation products
Places and way’s to help:
If you do need help, The Hygiene Bank has helped set up places to go to get products needed for everyday hygiene, you can go to: https://thehygienebank.com/get-products/
You could also use:
- Freebie websites: place like magic freebies.co.uk or lastestfreestuff.co.uk have a beauty section and has different products you can get for free.
- Top Brand Samples: Some websites like lookfantastic.com or cultbeauty.co.uk often have the option to add free samples at the checkout. Supermarkets also have people handing out free samples.
- Sharing Apps: The food sharing app Olio allows you to pick up items for a low price. They also allow people to post items such as toiletries they haven’t used.
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