• Sali Hughes on Beauty Banks: 'A schoolchild thanked us for shower gel'

    5 monthes ago - By The Guardian

    A year ago, my friend and I set up a way to help those unable to afford even toothpaste or tampons Last year, while filming a report on homelessness for the BBC, I noticed a small box under the front desk of a homeless shelter. In it were single tampons, disposable razors, mini toothpaste tubes and mismatched tablets of soap. These, I discovered, were brought in by members of staff and volunteers, so that when homeless clients had a job or a housing interview, a health appointment, a period, they could access the hygiene essentials most of us are able to toss into a shopping trolley with...
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