At Concrete, our work doesn’t stop in the streets. Across our young people’s service, we support over 40 young men and women in Stoke-on-Trent who have been impacted by homelessness.
This includes care leavers who have experienced difficult times and are often left without a permanent home.
We give them a safe and comfortable place to live, alongside lots of tailored support to help them develop their skills and build confidence.
This week, our young people’s service received an amazing donation from Period Power. The local charity works to end period poverty by supplying sanitary products to vulnerable women.
Our young customers have been through so much already, so providing them with the essentials they need is one way that we can give them extra support.
The generous donation included period products and toiletries, such as shampoo, shower gel and toothpaste. This meant that staff were able to create hygiene packs for all our young customers.
Senior Practitioner Sophie Hill said: “The work that Period Power does is absolutely amazing.
“They are fantastic supporters of Concrete and have donated to other services across the charity.
“There was a huge range of items delivered, including toiletries such as shampoo and shower gel. This meant that we could create packs for everyone that we support.”
Development Coach Lauren Pointon added: “Women shouldn’t have to pay for sanitary products, let alone women who are on a low income or struggling with homelessness.
“Our customers have been through so much already, so we’re really pleased to be able to offer this kind of extra help. It’ll make a big difference.
“Thank you, Period Power!”