The YMCA Cardiff C-Card Scheme is a co-ordinated free condom distribution scheme for young people aged 13 – 25 years of age funded by Families First in Cardiff.
The YMCA Cardiff C-Card Scheme is a co-ordinated free condom distribution scheme for young people aged 13 – 25 years of age funded by Families First in Cardiff. It provides quick, easy and confidential access to condoms, supported by written material.
Young people are able to get a C-Card by visiting one of our C-Card Points across Cardiff. A trained professional will then ensure that young people have the skills and information necessary to make informed decisions regarding their sexual health before issuing a C-Card.
A young person will chat in private with a trained C-Card Assessor about relationships, sex and how to use a condom. The C-Card Assessor will then fill in a form and take some details.
The young person will be issued a C-Card and get their first bag of condoms. A C-Card sign up takes 10-15 minutes. To collect more condoms after signing up it takes less than 5 minutes.
The information a young person gives us is kept confidential. No information is passed on to anyone else. We may have to talk to someone else if we think a young person is at risk, and we will always try and talk to the young person before we do this.
If a young person is worried about this, they can ask the C-Card Assessor before they start giving their information.
When a young person registers the Assessor will ask how many condoms they would like each week. The maximum that anyone can get is 10 condoms per week. We provide a variety of condoms (including non-latex) as well as dental dams and lube.