‘Period poverty’ is when someone can’t afford to buy sanitary products. And it is more common than people think.
Period Poverty is happening in Gloucestershire and is having a serious effect on the education, health and general quality of life for thousands of women and especially teenage girls across the UK.
What is Spot On?
Young Gloucestershire are happy to be offering ‘Spot On’ a Gloucestershire County Council funded initiative to provide free sanitary products to young people aged 11-25.
How Spot On can help you?
Just pop into The Link – our drop in centre and mention to one of the staff that you are interested in spot on and they will discreetly help you out with some free products.
If you don’t feel like coming in yourself – that’s fine, send a friend or a family member. Its all anonymous we just need to collect some information about age so we can get a picture of who we are helping.
And don’t worry, all the products we provide are top brands and we have plenty of choice for you. Our staff are also happy to talk to you about longer term solutions.
Did you know...
1 in 10 girls in the UK can't afford to buy menstrual products.
49% of girls in the UK have missed school because of period poverty.
Menstrual products cost more than £18,000, in a women’s life (£13 every month).
40% of girls in the UK have used toilet roll because they couldn’t afford menstrual products.
Stats taken from www.pinkprotest.org 13 May 2019
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