Millions of adults are experiencing hygiene poverty in the UK right now. We see this in our community. We’re supporting more and more people who are being faced with the impossible decision to eat, heat or keep clean.
Every person deserves to wake up and feel clean. But for millions of people in the UK living in hygiene poverty, this human right can feel more like an unattainable luxury.
We are pleased to host a guest blog from Chloe Maclellan, Poverty Proofing Coordinator at Children North East. Chloe shares what students in Poverty Proofing© audits have said about hygiene poverty and gives some suggestions for how schools and other organisations working with young people can combat hygiene poverty.
Charitable organisations face all sorts of challenges on a daily basis. Gaining additional resources can therefore make a huge difference and that’s why we’ve been working with Charity Digital, who share our passion for maximising the good that business can do in supporting communities.
Quo Vadis Trust (QVT) provides supported housing for people in South East London with mental health needs. Their work has a powerful impact for the people they work with directly and the larger community. They are entirely reliant on charitable donations to provide activities and events.
In Kind Direct are proud to have partnered with Global Resale, a leading provider of refurbished technology including laptops and computers. This partnership aims to help bridge the digital gap as digital poverty continues to rise across the UK.
Bee Wirral CIC is one of our invaluable network partners who recently hosted a visit for In Kind Direct and Unilever. They offer a variety of services, such as classes for parent and baby groups, and wood workshop sessions that support the mental health and wellbeing of local men. Products they access from us are crucial for the running of Bee Wirral CIC, enabling them to support more people with essential products and keep their facilities clean.
We are in close contact with the Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) to offer support, and right now financial donations to aid agencies are the most important way we can all respond and support efforts on the ground in Turkey and Syria.
We believe everyone deserves access to life’s essentials. In 2022, the cost-of-living crisis forced people to make the impossible choice to heat, eat, or keep clean. With resources stretched to the limit, this year, our work was more needed than ever.