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C in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire

C is a free condom distribution scheme for all young people, including those under 16

Using condoms every time you have oral, anal or vaginal sex is the best way to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infection. If you are worried about your risk, order a test kit here.

Condoms can also reduce the risk of unplanned pregnancy. If you think you are at risk of pregnancy due to a condom accident or unprotected sex click here for further advice.

 

 

 

 

  • I am a young person and need free condoms

    Need free Condoms?

    Not sure where to get them?

    Need some advice about using condoms?

    If you answered YES to any of those questions then C is for you. To find out more click on the questions below

     

    Where can I go to sign up?

    C is available in places like schools, colleges, youth centres, pharmacies and doctors surgeries. Wherever it is available you’ll see the poster or window sticker (see the logo above).

    For details of places in Bristol that provide the scheme click here

    For details of places in North Somerset that provide the scheme click here

    For details of places in South Gloucestershire that provide the scheme click here

     

    How does it work?

    When you join C you get a plastic card that looks like a supermarket loyalty card or very small bank card. That card is unique to you. Once you’ve got it, you can collect free condoms up to 4 times a month from anywhere in Bristol, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire that provides C.

     

    What will happen when I first sign up?

    To register for C you need to have an appointment with a trained C adviser. The appointment is confidential and no details will be passed to your parents / carers, your school, college or Doctors. The adviser will:

    • Talk with you about healthy relationships and your thoughts and feelings about becoming or being sexually active
    • Help you to learn the best way to use condoms
    • Help you to recognise which types of condoms might be best for you (it is also important to remember that if it’s not the right size then this will effect how well it works)
    • Give you the opportunity to ask questions and talk about things that might be on your mind
    • Explain how the scheme works
    • Give you your free condoms
    • Ensure you know where you can go for other support and services you might need
  • I am a professional and would like to provide the scheme

    If you work for a Bristol-based organisation and want to deliver the scheme please email Anne-marie.hilborne@brook.org.uk

    If you work for a North Somerset-based organisation and want to deliver the scheme please email Kate.blakley@n-somerset.gov.uk

    If you work for a South Gloucestershire-based organisation and want to deliver the scheme please email Nikki.giles@southglos.gov.uk

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