Libraries in Suffolk are trying to fight period poverty by providing free sanitary products, in a pilot called ‘Pride and Period’.
They will provide a no questions asked service, in ten different libraries across the county. Research recently suggested that 1 in 7 girls struggle to afford sanitary products, illustrating the need for this pilot.
Everyone will be able to claim sanitary products for all flows by completing a discreet form within the library and handing it to any member of staff.
Here are some of the location you can accesses the Pride and Period pilot is:
- Broomhill Library
- Bungay Library
- Bury St Edmunds Library
- Capel St Mary Library
- Chantry Library
- Gainsborough Community Library
- Haverhill Library
- Ipswich County Library
- Kessingland Library
- Lowestoft Library
- Newmarket Library
- Rosehill Library
- Stoke Library
Sarah Lungley, mental health and wellbeing coordinator said:
“We know that stigma surrounding periods can make it difficult for some women, or those from the transgender community, to access sanitary items and we hope that by offering free items through our libraries, we can help this. Pride & Periods is a no questions asked project; our staff will provide what is requested using a form, or as similar product as possible.”
If you have any questions or would like to enquire about making donations, please feel free to get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org.