Council makes free period products available to order online

Fife Council will provide the online service available in collaboration with Hey Girls.

Fife Council makes free period products available to order online STV News

Free period products will be made available online through Fife Council.

The local authority is providing the service in collaboration with the Hey Girls social enterprise.

Sanitary towels and tampons, cost saving, plastic free products such as period cups, reusable pants and cotton washable pads are all available through the scheme.

All the products can be ordered free of charge via the Period Poverty page on the Fife Council website.

Last year, Scotland became the first country in the world to enshrine the right to access free period products in law.

People can also pick up sanitary towels and tampons for free from public buildings, schools, colleges and council offices.

Fife Council has commissioned posters to be displayed at venues where free period products are available to make access discreet and easy.

The announcement comes after the successful initiative which saw free products made available during the pandemic.

Georgie Nicholson, partnerships and contracts manager at Hey Girls said the brand was “delighted” to be partnering with the council again after the success of their 2020 initiative.

The Scottish Government, working with Hey Girls once again, have also produced an app called PickUpMyPeriod, so anyone can find free products in Scotland.

Councillor Linda Erskine, spokesperson for communities and leisure services, said: “We have been offering free products across Fife since 2019 and we want women and girls to continue to have access to free products in a dignified way.

“I’m delighted that the Council have provided additional funding so that people can once again order these products online and have them delivered to their home.

“The cost of sanitary products can be a big issue for people in poverty, and it’s important that these essential products are made as accessible as possible to all who need them, particularly during a time where the cost of living crisis continues to take hold.

“This is just one of the services that we aim to try and help with so that people can save what they have for their household bills.”

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