This consultation is now closed. If you have any queries please get in touch with Corporate Support.
Since the Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill, was introduced in 2019, local authorities have a legal duty to make sure free period products are available for all who need them.
Many girls and women are unable to meet the relatively high cost of basic sanitary products, meaning they might miss school or work, lose confidence or have to forego opportunities because they can’t afford to buy them.
The Act, Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) states that everyone in Scotland should have convenient access to period products, free of charge, as and when they are required. This includes visitors to East Ayrshire for the duration of their stay.
With the help of funding from the Scottish Government, and thanks to this law, we are striving to end period poverty. As part of this, and to help us make sure our provision meets everyone's needs, we are now consulting and would like to hear your views.
Why your views matter
We want to hear what you have to say so we can make sure that:
- people know that are free sanitary products are available
- everyone can easily pick up what they need locally
- you can influence where people in communities can get the products easily
- you pass on the information to friends, family and those who need them
How to comment
Take part in our survey and help us make this service the best it can be. The survey is open until Monday 25 April 2022.
Take our survey on free access to sanitary products
Order free sanitary products
All East Ayrshire residents can order a range of free products, including sanitary towels and tampons. Call us on 01563 554400 or order online:
Request free sanitary products