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By Fiona Reid
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Tackling period poverty

FREE sanitary products are now available to everyone in Dumfries and Galloway.

The council this week launched the service for anyone who menstruates and cannot access sanitary products at this time.

A registration form can be completed using the council’s website or individuals can phone the council’s call centre if they prefer. Once they have registered, their chosen type of sanitary products will be provided every four weeks. They will either be delivered to the individual’s home in discreet packaging or alternatively can be collected from their nearest hub.<\!p> To avoid multiple orders being sent to the same household and to ensure people get what they need, families are being asked to consult with each other before ordering.

Council leader, Elaine Murray, said “Our council made a commitment last year to tackle period poverty and make sanitary products for young people available in schools and locations around our local communities. No individual should be in a vulnerable position as a result of Covid-19. That is why our council is making this commitment to providing sanitary products to anyone that needs them at this time.”

Anyone needing a supply of sanitary products should call 030 33 33 3000 or go to: https://supportdg.dumgal.gov.uk/free-sanitary

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