A c-card (condom card) is for people aged 13-25. It is a small card so it will fit discreetly into your wallet/purse or pocket. The card allows you to pick up free condoms. You can get them from Yellow Door (Canvey Island Youth Project) or any collection point that displays the c-card logo. A pack usually includes 12 condoms and a lube of your choice.
How does it work?
Before you get a c-card you must have an assessment with a worker. This takes about half an hour and they go into detail about how and where to use it. Within the assessment they will chat to you about sex, relationships and if you happy about the decision. You will need to give your date of birth and part of your postcode (this information will never be used to contact you.)
Once you have been assessed you will be given the c-card and a selection of condoms. You will need to tick on the c-card which type of condoms you would like and then hand it over to a member of staff at any collection point. You do not have to give your name or any other details to the member of staff at the collection point. You will then get the c-card back with the date of the visit marked on it.
The service is confidential and the staff at the collection point will not discuss your business with anybody else. Once the c-card is full you will need to go back to an accessor and get a new card. It is quicker if you could go back to the person you saw originally, however, your card can be re-issued by any authorized member of staff.
If you want to find out more information about C-cards please come into the drop in and we will be happy to answer any queries you may have. Drop in is open Monday to Friday 10-5 or give us a call on 01268 683431.
CYP Yellow Door Volunteer