Posts made in November, 2018


Campaign to end period poverty

Campaign to end period poverty


Posted By on Nov 26, 2018

A group of Blackpool ladies have joined a national initiative to end ‘Period Poverty’ for school girls. The Red Box Project quietly ensures that no young woman misses school because she has her period. The project seeks to provide free sanitary items for young women in local schools. In 2017, a survey by Plan International UK, found that 1 in 10 girls and young women were unable to afford sanitary protection, with 49% of those...

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White Ribbon Campaign

White Ribbon Campaign


Posted By on Nov 21, 2018

In July 2017, Blackpool on behalf of the Blackpool Domestic Abuse & Interpersonal Violence (DAIV) Partnership became White Ribbon accredited. All local authorities in Lancashire as well as the Constabulary, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and several health bodies have now been accredited as White Ribbon organisations. This involved each organisation developing an action plan to raise awareness of the...

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Health organisations across the Fylde Coast are inviting people to come along to one of 70 events as part of a week of self-care celebrations. Self-Care Week is an annual initiative organised by the Self Care Forum to raise awareness about the benefits of self-care and what people can do to take care of their health.  It is to promote and encourage more self-care across communities, families and generations. Choosing Self Care for...

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