Hygiene Poverty a rising issue in London: A Special Report

In this special report Tanya Francis looks into hygiene poverty in London to find out why there are more and more people who can’t afford basic self care products than ever before.

It’s a rising issue in the country, with the latest stats from charity ‘The Hygiene Bank’ showing just over 3 million people are struggling with this.

Many people are too embarrassed to leave their homes due to feeling unclean, a growing and often hidden impact of the cost of living crisis.

The charities involved in the report are ‘The Hygiene Bank’ and ‘Showerbox’.

Tanya Francis 16th October 2023