Period Protected - Access to free sanitary products
In a bid to help tackle period poverty, West Dunbartonshire Council receives Scottish Government funding and is working together with UK Social Enterprise @HeyGirlsUK making sure our community has free access to period protection in community venues across the authority. Although the usual collection venues are temporarily closed during COVID-19, free sanitary products continue to be available throughout West Dunbartonshire.
Our products are available for those accessing emergency food parcels from West Dunbartonshire Community Foodshare and Food for Thought.
We also have an online ordering service so local people can still get access to the products they need. Anyone who menstruates is welcome to use this free service, but must live in West Dunbartonshire and provide a West Dunbartonshire post code for delivery. Our pack will be a 3-month supply consisting of a combination of day time and night time towels/tampons. Products can take 2-3 weeks to arrive, dependent on stock availability, and will be sent via Royal Mail. This will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until venues are open again. Meanwhile it would be a great help if can you advertise this link in any way you can to let people know how to access these products.
West Dunbartonshire residents can complete their online order here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Z7RZLRY