Period Friendly Points are specific locations where women can access free sanitary and other products to use during their period.
The Points are in places that offer a clean, safe and private place with warm water. All Period Friendly Points have free tampons, sanitary towels, spare pants, wipes and disposable bags. There are also leaflets with advice and how to access more support. Some Period Friendly Points have pregnancy and infection tests available.
Our StreetReach team carry ‘Period Friendly Pax’ when they are doing outreach on the streets of Edinburgh. The Pax contain enough period essential products for 48 hours protection, including: tampons, towels, wipes, spare pants and compact disposal bags; along with information on where to go for more supplies.
We manage 2 Period Friendly Points in Edinburgh:
- Streetwork Holyrood Hub (open every day, see Hub & Helpline page for opening times)
- Streetwork South Bridge (accessible between 9am – 5pm)
We are delighted to be working in partnership with Simon Community Scotland and a range of volunteers to deliver this service.