The C-Card Scheme

The Come Correct Scheme (Condom Card)

We are excited to announce the launch of the C-Card at pharmacies across Camden and Islington
As of July 1st, select pharmacies will offer C-Card registration and condoms to 13-25 year olds. 
For a list of participating outlets, please visit: http://www.comecorrect.org.uk/.
What is the C-Card Scheme?
The C-Card scheme gives young people (aged 13 to 24) easy access to free condoms from ‘C-Card outlets’ (youth clubs, colleges and other community youth services). Once registered for the scheme, young people are given a card, which they can use at any C-Card outlet in Camden, Islington or any other borough that participates in the London wide scheme. When young people attend a service to access condoms, they are encouraged to discuss safe condom use and other sexual health issues with a staff member who has received appropriate training. They are also offered a ‘self-test’ for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea, and are informed about the local network of sexual health clinics. 

How effective is it?
In 2015/16 we provided training and support to staff in 40 C-Card outlets throughout Camden and Islington. As a result, 2,153 young people were registered with the C-Card scheme in the two boroughs, and 1,629 young people attended more than once for condoms. In addition, 70 young people accessed Chlamydia/Gonorrhea screening at a C-Card site.

How can my service become a C-Card Outlet?
To become a C-Card outlet, one or more of your staff members will have to attend to one of our C-Card training sessions to learn some basics about sexual health and how to talk to young people about it. Your staff and service will also get ongoing support from one of our C-Card coordinators.

How will my service benefit from becoming a C-Card outlet?
By becoming a C-Card outlet you will be able to provide young people with easy access to free condoms (provided by us) and basic testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). By doing so, your staff will learn new skills and your service will contribute towards preventing unwanted pregnancies and STIs among the young people you are working with. In addition, you will provide young people with a holistic service and improve their health and wellbeing. Signing young people up to the scheme is really quick!
We are excited to announce the launch of the C-Card at pharmacies across Camden and Islington. As of July 1st, select pharmacies will offer C-Card registration and condoms to 13-25 year olds. For a list of participating outlets, please visit: http://www.comecorrect.org.uk/

Camden
Contact Lildonia Lawrence

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Islington
Contact Zahrah Al-Bejawi

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