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C-card scheme

C-Card Scheme

What is it?

C-Card is a totally free service offering condoms and sexual health information and is available to  young people aged  13 - 19 living in Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire.

Make sure that you know the low-down on your choices!

If you want more information on choices or to talk about not being sure if you are ready to embark on the next step of becoming sexually active, you can always talk to a C-Card Provider. We are not just here for condoms but to help you make informed choices by helping you to weigh up your options. You should never feel pressured into sex,  it is always....Your Body Your Choice!

How does it work?

1. Register for a C-Card - as part of registration you will have a confidential chat with a trained C-Card provider, who will;

  • explain the scheme
  • teach you the best way to use condoms and how to be confident to talk about things with your intended sexual partner
  • answer any questions you might have
  • be able to give you information on where to obtain other contraception and Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) testing

2. . We will ask you a few questions just to make sure you understand how to be sexually healthy and that you are making an informed choice

3. We won’t tell your parents/guardians or doctor that you have been to see us unless we are worried you may be in danger or endanger someone else.

4. When you have completed the registration you will be given Condoms and Lube so you can be sexually healthy

To get more Free Condoms you just need to show your card where you see the sign

Where can I sign up?

If you live in Reading you can register and use your card at;

  • Any Youth Club in Reading
  • ADVIZA - upstairs at Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading RG31 3BQ
  • Reading Youth Offending Service, North St, Reading, RG1 7DA
  • Some Reading schools which have the c-card sign

If you live in Wokingham you can register and use your card at;

  • Twyford Youth Centre, 3 Loddon Hall Road, Twyford RG10 9JA
  • Pavilion Youth Club, The Recreation Ground, Clares Green Road, Spencers Wood, RG7 1DY

If you live in West Berkshire you can register and use your card at;

  • Waterside Centre, Northbrook Street, Newbury RG14 1DS

We have new venues coming on board all the time so please contact the C-Card Coordinator in your area for the latest list.

Local Authority

Co-ordinator name 

Email 

Phone

 Reading  Paula Lane  Paula.Lane@Reading.gov.uk  0118 937 3058
 West Berkshire Dot O’Neill Dot.Oneill@Westberks.gov.uk  01635 41269
Wokingham Carol-Anne Bidwell Carol-Anne.Bidwell@Wokingham.gov.uk 0118 908 8195