Why we started
The Period Poverty campaign was launched by the Scottish Government nationally in August 2018.
Our aim is to eradicate period poverty in Angus by the end of 2021 and Free Period Angus is the Angus Community Planning Partnership programme to deliver on the local vision. This links to the National programme launched by Scottish Government in August 2018 to ensure that anybody experiencing Period Poverty had access to period products. This is being delivered in 3 ways – Support to schools, Colleges and Communities. This approach was co-produced with local representatives from the public, private and voluntary sector with regular engagement with local communities to ensure the right services are being delivered.
As well as distributing products Free Period Angus has circulated educational information to parents and local women in order to help them have valuable discussions with their families and ensure that periods are no longer a taboo subject.