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A charity has revealed a "hidden crisis" of hygiene poverty which prompts people to avoid work and colleagues out of embarassment.
The report claims around 3.2 million Brits are affected by struggles to buy basic sanitary items such as soap and deodorant.
Hygiene Bank chief executive Ruth Brock said it's impacting the most vulnerable and is "much more widespread than we feared."
The charity aims to supply food banks homeless shelters, schools, and other organisations with items including toothpaste, shampoo, soap, deodorant, nappies, period products and laundry detergent.
"I think it just doesn't occur to people in the same way that fuel and food poverty do," Brock added. "But the truth is by the time you're not switching on your heating or you're going to a food bank for food essentials, you've stopped buying essential hygiene products weeks before."