Homelessness charity launches free sanitary products initiative

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Simon Community Scotland is launching a Period Friendly Point service to provide sanitary products to homeless women in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

By Georgina Harris

Homelessness charity Simon Community Scotland is supporting homeless women by offering free sanitary products in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

The charity provides practical support to people who are homeless, as well as working to tackle the causes of homelessness. Its street team provides first aid and basics such as food, needle exchange and sleeping bags.

Simon Community Scotland will provide packs designed to last for 48 hours containing sanitary products, spare underwear, wipes and disposable bags, plus small information booklets about wider services that may be useful to these women, such as healthcare and housing.

The packs are being called Period Friendly Pax and they will be available and regularly replenished at various points throughout Glasgow and Edinburgh.

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