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Period poverty

Cerith Rhys Jones made this Freedom of Information request to Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

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Cerith Rhys Jones

Please respond to this request under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

On 23 March 2018, then-Leader of the House Julie James AM announced £440,000 of funding over the next two years and additional capital funding of £700,000 for to local authorities to “tackle period poverty in their communities where levels of deprivation are highest” with a view to “ensuring that all girls and young women can access good sanitary facilities when they need them.”

In relation to this over £1 million of funding made available to local authorities, please answer:

1. Have you received any of this money?
1a. Was this at your request?
1b. How much money have you received from this particular budget and what is your spend to date?
1c. What has the money been spent on, and where?
1d. How many girls and young women have benefitted from your access to this budget and in what way?
1e. What is your projected total spend and budget narrative for this budget?
2. If you haven’t received any of this money, what is the reason for this?
3. How many girls and young women do you estimate experience period poverty in your local authority?
4. Please detail any other specific measures you have taken to tackle period poverty.

Freedomofinformation, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

Dear Cerith Rhys Jones,

Thank you for your request for information.

Your request will be processed in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (or Environmental Information Regulations 2004, if it
relates to environmental information).

You should ordinarily expect to receive a response to your request no
later than 20 working days following the date of submission to the
Council. We will contact you should this not be the case.

Yours sincerely

Carfan Llywodraethu Corfforaethol / Corporate Governance Team
ar ran Cyfarwyddwr Gwasanaethau Cyfreithiol a Llywodraethol / for Director
of Legal & Democratic Services

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Freedomofinformation, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

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Dear Mr Jones
 
We refer to your Freedom of Information Request in respect of funding
available to local authorities for tackling period poverty.
 
The Authority’s response is set out below:
 
1.     Have you received any of this money?
 
        Yes
 
1a.     Was this at your request?
 
        No
 
1b.     How much money have you received from this particular budget and
what is your spend to date?
 
        Capital - £57,000 - all capital budget has been spent
        Revenue - £17,700 - all revenue budget has been spent for this
financial year
 
1c.     What has the money been spent on, and where?
 
        Capital - refurbishment of school toilets including dispensing
machines
        Revenue - sanitary products to fill the dispensing machines
 
1d.     How many girls and young women have benefitted from your access to
this budget and in what way?
 
There are 8095 female learners of secondary school age in Rhondda Cynon
Taf and a further 2771 female learners in years 5 and 6 of primary school
age. All of whom have access to these sanitary products should they
require them. 
 
1e.     What is your projected total spend and budget narrative for this
budget?
 
        In excess of £88,000 for both capital and revenue spend over the
two financial years.
 
2.      If you haven’t received any of this money, what is the reason for
this?
 
        N/A
 
3.      How many girls and young women do you estimate experience period
poverty in your local authority?
 
        No recorded information held. 
 
4.      Please detail any other specific measures you have taken to tackle
period poverty.
 
        No additional measures taken to date.
 
We trust the above answers your queries.  If you are unhappy with the way
your request for information has been handled, you can request a review of
the Council’s response.  If you wish to exercise this right, you must do
so within 40 working days of the date of this response.  Please set out in
writing your grounds and send your appeal to Mrs Julie Llewellyn. She may
be reached at [1][email address] or at RCT CBC, The
Pavilions, Clydach Vale, Tonypandy, CF40 2XX.
 
Additionally you may, if you wish, find out more about the Freedom of
Information Act & Environmental Information Regulations from the
Information Commissioner at [2]http://www.ico.org.uk/
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Llywodraethu Corfforaethol/Corporate Governance
ar ran Cyfarwyddwr Gwasanaethau Cyfreithiol a Llywodraethol/for Director
of Legal & Democratic Services
 
 
 

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