Why we need your donation
One in six pregnancies among women in Britain is unplanned (1). Our centre sees on average 80 clients a month and our trained advisors are here to support those facing an unintended pregnancy and in the decision making process
In 2014, there were approximately 440,000 diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) made in England (2). Here at Alternatives Stamford we provide free Chlamydia screening for under 25s as part of the National Chlamydia Screening Programme (NCSP). We also staff an outreach programme at New College Stamford and are trained to provide contraceptive advice and demonstrations.
One in four women experience either a miscarriage, still-birth or neonatal death in the UK (3). Alternatives Stamford provides support for those who are affected, offering a 10 step course, one to one, with a trained advisor.
In 80% of primary and secondary schools, outside speakers made a valuable contribution by bringing a wide range of expertise and life experiences to the PSHE programme. Our education team deliver sex and relationships education to over 800 pupils a year. Your donation helps fund trained presenters, information packs and resources to ensure our lessons are current, engaging and informative.
(1) Wellcome Trust 2013 – One in six pregnancies among women in Britain are unplanned, and one in 60 women (1.5%) experience an unplanned pregnancy in a year, according to new results from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal), published in The Lancet.
(2) Public Health England, 2015
(3) The Independent, 2014
(4) Ofsted 2013
What your donation provides…
£4 provides an information pack and work book to accompany the year 6 Sex and Relationship and Protective Behaviours programme.
£30 trains an advisor to carry out Chlamydia testing, pregnancy testing and contraception advice with young people.
£50 to educate an ASET presenter on safeguarding
£80 ensures our advisors are complaint with the BACP ethical framework through professional supervision and guidance.
£250 trains an advisor in counselling skills in unintended pregnancy
£300 trains an advisor to provide ongoing support to women and men affected by miscarriage, still birth or termination for medical reasons.
£300 a week keeps our centre open for two days so we can provide a safe place to talk, free from judgement.