Pan-Dorset C-Card Scheme
The C-Card Scheme was started in 2011 and is provided by the Dorset Sexual Health Service free of charge. The scheme provides free condoms and support for specialist services working with young people between the ages of 13-19 with the aim of reducing the transmission of Sexually Transmitted Infections and the number of unintended teenage pregnancies.
- Improve access to free condoms to target populations
- Allow a wider range of professionals to offer advice and information about sexual health and relationships
- Improve referral into sexual health and contraceptive services
How Can I get a C-Card?
All you have to do is visit one of our C-Card distributors. When you get there you will be seen a trained member of staff for a short confidential consultation and they will issues you a C-Card and condoms, once you have a C-Card you can access free condoms from any venue on our list of C-Card distributors.
I want to be a distributor
If you are interested in becoming a distributor please contact the Sexual Health Outreach Team on firstname.lastname@example.org
By becoming a member of the scheme, distributors can provide positive safer sex education. Condoms are more likely to be used if they are freely available; there is a variety of condoms to meet personal preferences.
Members of the scheme help to normalise condom use to populations who may be reluctant to use traditional services, and increase awareness and referral into mainstream sexual health services.
This scheme also supports the National Chlamydia Screening Programme. As part of the c-card scheme, distributors can stock Chlamydia Screening kits to encourage young people to have regular screening part of their sexual health.
All training is provided and includes information on Sexual Health , Condom Demonstrations; Delay work with young people; Chlamydia Screening; an overview of the C-card programme and how to obtain supplies.