The FPA’s New Owners

FPA’s ownership following the closure of the charity in May 2019

FPA is now owned by McCorquodale (Midlands) Ltd and continues to provide the same quality of information, resources and products prior to the closure of the charity in 2019.

This includes:

Information regarding the other services can be found under the ‘What about FPA’s other work?’ tab below.

If you have a question that’s not answered here, do get in touch.

McCorquodale (Midlands) Ltd is a printing and distribution firm, based in Derby. We worked closely with the sexual health charity FPA for nearly 30 years.

The sexual health charity FPA ceased to operate on 15 May 2019.

We at McCorquodale wanted to see the charity’s important work continue and have purchased a number of assets from the trading arm of FPA.

The FPA assets now owned by McCorquodale include:

  • the FPA and Family Planning Association names
  • the FPA website, including FPA’s online shop
  • the online relationships and sex education resource for primary schools, Growing up with Yasmine and Tom
  • FPA’s booklets for young people at secondary school
  • FPA’s gold-standard contraception, sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy choices booklets
  • plus many more of FPA’s valued resources

Since FPA the sexual health charity closed, many of its programmes and services have been transferred to other organisations.

Sexwise, the national sexual and reproductive health promotion programme, is currently being run by Public Health England, the programme funders – although sadly the DHSC have decided to that Sexwise will close.

In Northern Ireland, former FPA staff are working to establish a new charity, registered in Northern Ireland. The new organisation, Informing Choices NI, intends to continue the services formerly provided by FPA in Northern Ireland including a pregnancy choices counselling service, a sexual health helpline, a learning disability programme and training for professionals, as well as an advocacy project focusing on reproductive rights.

Jiwsi, FPA’s longest running programme, will continue in North Wales through a not-for-profit social enterprise called Cwmni Addysg Rhyw/Sex Education Company. This is run by Mel Gadd – who has managed the Jiwsi project for over 16 years – and Corrina Williams. Jiwsi works with vulnerable young people across North Wales offering sexual health education and support.

Visit their website or contact or for more information.

FPA training for professionals is no longer available. Lightley Consulting, a group of former FPA trainers, are offering training for anyone working with people with learning disabilities, as well as some contraception training for nurses. For more information contact

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Sexual and Reproductive Health has continued its inquiry into contraceptive services with a report due to be published in 2020. FSRH will now be providing the secretariat to the APPG which can be contacted via The APPG will otherwise continue as normal.

Sexual Health Week is now being run by the young people’s charity Brook. Visit for more information.


Yes. We’ll make sure that the gold-standard patient information leaflets and other FPA leaflets and publications remain up-to-date and based on the latest evidence-based guidelines.

We’ll follow FPA’s rigourous quality assurance process, and ensure input from clinical experts.

FPA’s former Clinical Consultant will oversee the updates.

Yes, you can expect the same level of service for products and services as you received from FPA the charity. We have the experience of FPA charity who we have worked closely with to deliver the same standards.