CHH donation supports work of homeless charity Crisis

CHH is passionate about supporting good causes and our latest donation will help charity Crisis provide sanitary products to local homeless women. Period poverty is a major issue for vulnerable people living on the streets and our donation is ensuring the homeless have access to much needed menstrual products.

We are always looking for ways to support our local community, especially those with links to the CHH family. Our Customer Services Manager Spencer Franklin made us aware of the invaluable work undertaken by Crisis, the national charity for people experiencing homelessness. Part of its focus is on providing practical support to help people access benefits, healthcare services and employment opportunities. His wife Angela Franklin is Lead Worker – Coaching at the charity, and part of her role involves supporting homeless women who are struggling to access essential sanitary products.

CHH responded by making a donation to the charity that allowed it to provide women and their menstruating children with essential period products. The products were part of a hygiene pack handed out over Christmas.

Angela said: “When homeless women have their period it can be very challenging. During a cost-of-living crisis many are faced with the stark choice of whether to buy period products or food for themselves and their family. These products are still expensive and many resort to using unsuitable alternatives. It is very hard for them to maintain standards of hygiene and that can put them off interacting with people, going for job interviews and seeking support.”

She added: “Period poverty is hugely debilitating, and The World Health Organisation has called for menstrual health to be recognised as a health and human rights issue rather than a hygiene issue. One woman who received her Christmas donation pack said the period products were the most useful of all the gifts. We work for hundreds of women across the Birmingham area, and it is essential we tackle the taboo and provide them with the products they need to go about their day to day lives with dignity.”

When addressing the homeless crisis, period poverty is an issue that many people overlook. At CHH we want to play our part in addressing the challenges faced by our local community and we are committed to supporting charities such as Crisis.

CHH’s Chief Executive Officer Paul Turner said: “Angela and her charity are doing amazing work. We need to raise awareness about the challenges homeless people face and we are delighted that our donation has gone some way to meet the need for homeless women in our community. We should all play our part in improving the lives of those around us and that sits at the heart of our commitment to be an ethical and responsible business.”

Crisis depends on donations to fund its work with the growing number of people experiencing homelessness. Be it one off donations or ongoing corporate partnerships, businesses can make a significant difference to people’s lives. Get in touch to find out more about how you can boost your ESG credentials and help drive positive social impacts.

For more information about supporting the drive to end period poverty for the homeless email:

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