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Portland Learners Benefit from Period Equality Initiative

Period Equality

The phs Group are working with the Department for Education to supply every school and college in England with free period products, an initiative funded by the Government. This is to support the DfE’s plan to create period equality for all.

Last week, phs donated over £200 worth of period products to Portland, these essential products will be given to learners and citizens in need. With 30% of people with disabilities living in poverty in the UK, we can now provide free period products to any of our young people struggling to afford them.

Mark Dale, Portland Principal & CEO;

We are grateful for the generous donation of period products for our learners and citizens. Period poverty is huge and a very real issue for many people. This fantastic initiative enables us to provide a safe and discreet place for our young people to access free products and support.”

A spokesperson for phs commented;

One in 10 young women are unable to afford period products, according to research from children’s charity Plan International UK. What’s more, independent research has suggested that the inability to access period products can have a detrimental impact on learners’ attendance and academic achievement. We’re working in partnership with the Department for Education to implement a new Period Product Provision programme which will ensure free period products are available to students who need them.”                            

As a charity, we appreciate the generous support from our partners and local communities to help us create better futures for people with disabilities. There are many ways you can support us too, including financial or product donations, fundraising activities or volunteering.

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