On the 23rd of August Simon Community Scotland launched a new program designed to make sanitary products freely available, easily accessible and support to homeless women having their period; Period Friendly Points. The program supported by the Big Lottery is designed to address the very real challenges homeless women experience in managing their periods.
The initiative starts with Period Friendly Points in Glasgow and Edinburgh and an expectation that by Christmas 2017 there will be over 20 Period Friendly Points across the country.
In addition to identified places for women to access support Street Teams in Edinburgh and Glasgow will be carrying a 72 hour period pack for women on the street including sanitary products, pants, wipes and disposal bags.
Our ambition is to make this aspect of life a little easier and support homeless women to have a period of dignity. Read more…