A free contact delivery service of period products has been launched in Dundee, in an effort to tackle period poverty during the coronavirus pandemic.
Dundee City Council will deliver items such as pads and tampons as part of a new initiative to tackle period poverty.
Free sanitary products were made available in schools from autumn 2018, and the products became available in 40 public buildings across the city.
This includes community centres, libraries and sports and leisure facilities, where people are able to take as many as they need.
Project spokeswoman councillor Lynne Short said: “The council made a commitment to ensure everyone has access to free period products and during these difficult times it is perhaps more important than ever to ensure people have access to them.
“During a crisis it can be more challenging for people to manage their periods and that is why it is important that we have set up this free service.”
She said: “No one should be penalised because of their periods and I would urge anyone who requires period products to get in touch and we will arrange for them to be delivered to their door.”
To arrange delivery of free sanitary products, call 01382 433132 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The council’s third sector partner Fareshare will continue to make period products available through their food delivery programme.
In 2018, Dundee University also became the first pilot university to offer free products to all students, after the Scottish Government dedicated £5.4 million to tackling period inequality for all students and school pupils.
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