C-Card Scheme: Free Condoms for Young People

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Are you a young person in Cardiff that wants to get your hands on free condoms? Sign up for the C-Card scheme!

As part of the Frisky Not Risky campaign, we share information about YMCA Cardiff’s C-Card Scheme. Read more about the campaign here.

What is the C-Card Scheme?

The YMCA Cardiff C-Card Scheme allows young people aged 13 – 25 across Cardiff & the Vale of Glamorgan to get free condoms and access to sexual health information.

The scheme is funded by Families First in Cardiff, meaning it’s free to sign up and access condoms quickly and easily.

It is confidential, meaning that no one will tell anyone the information you share.

Signing up for a free C-Card

You can get a C-Card by visiting one of our C-Card Points across Cardiff or the Vale of Glamorgan.

Before being issued with a C-Card, you’ll have a private chat with a trained professional to make sure that you have the skills and information necessary to make informed decisions about your sexual health. It will include talking about relationships, sex and how to use a condom.

The information you give to a C-Card assessor is confidential. No information is passed on to anyone else. They may have to talk to someone else if they think you’re at risk, but the assessor will always try and talk to you before they do this. If you’re worried about confidentiality, you can ask the C-Card Assessor before giving them your information.

The C-Card Assessor will then fill in a form and take some details from you.

This process will take about 10-15 minutes, and then you’ll be issued a C-Card along with your first bag of condoms.

Getting more free condoms

Once you’ve signed up for the scheme, collecting your free condoms will take less than 5 minutes.

There are lots of locations across Cardiff where you can pick up condoms, which can be found on this map.

You can get a maximum of 10 condoms per week.

The scheme provides a variety of condoms (including non-latex), dental dams, and lube.

Contact Information

For more information on the C-Card scheme, contact YMCA Cardiff on:

  • Phone: 02920 465 250
  • Email: shot@ymcacardiff.wales
  • Written letter: SHOT, YMCA Cardiff, The Walk, Roath, Cardiff, CF24 3AG

Related Information

Want more from the Frisky Not Risky campaign? Visit the campaign introduction

Check out TheSprout’s Sexual Health information page, where you can find loads of helpful info on local and national sexual health information and support services.

If you’re sharing our posts from the Frisky Not Risky campaign on social media, remember to use the #FriskyNotRisky hashtag and tag us.

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