Essential toiletries kits available from your local library

As part of a Cost-of-Living response, all 36 libraries in West Sussex are offering Essential Toiletries Kits for residents who might benefit from them. These kits contain shampoo, body wash, roll on deodorant and toothpaste, which will be distributed in a readymade kit in a brown paper bag. Adults and children’s toothbrushes will also be available for people to add to the kits themselves, depending on their needs and will be on display for anyone to pick up and take away if they would like one. Last week, Worthing Library took delivery of enough supplies to make 2000 kits (that’s 12,000 single items) and with the help of the amazing library staff and van drivers they have been unpacked, repacked and distributed to all the West Sussex libraries. The kits are in libraries now and will be available while stocks last.  All customers have to do is to visit their local library and find the display of the toiletry kits and they can help themselves to one and select their toothbrush of choice. They then need to tick a sheet for our data records to say which group best represents their household (families with children/people with disabilities/older people/other).