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Southend All-Age Condom Distribution Service

The Condom Distribution Service lets you access free condoms, internal condoms (femidoms) and lube from a number of outlets in Southend-on-Sea. It is free for anyone aged 13+ living in Southend-on-Sea.

How does it work?

To be able to use the condom distribution service in Southend-on-Sea, you will first need to register for a C-Card.

Anyone can register for a C-Card at any registering Condom Distribution Service outlet. If you are 16+ you also have the option to register online.

When you register, you will be asked a few simple questions such as how old you are, your postcode and your contact details. The provider will also make sure that you understand how to use condoms effectively. All the information you provide is confidential and will not be passed on to anybody else.

Once you have you C-Card, you can visit any Condom Distribution Service outlet to pick up free condoms and lube.

View a list of registering Condom Distribution Service outlets.


Online registration

If you are 16 or over, you will soon have the option to register for a C-Card online.

You will need to complete a short form where we will as you for some basic information about yourself, including your email address. You will also need to watch a condom demonstration video so that Brook can confirm that you know how to use a condom correctly.

Once this is done we will email you with your temporary C-Card number instantly. You can take this to a registering Condom Distribution Service outlet to collect your C-Card and collect your free condoms and lube.

All the information you provide is confidential and we will not store your email address, it will be deleted as soon as your registration is complete.

View a list of registering Condom Distribution Service outlets.


I already have an eC-CARD - do I need to get a new card?

Yes - you will need to register for the new Condom Distribution Service and get a new C-Card. The Southend eC-CARD app will close on 31 March 2021 and Southend postcodes will no longer be valid on the app. You will need to have the new style of C-Card to be able to pick up free condoms and lube from Condom Distribution Scheme outlets from the 1 April 2021.


I've lost my C-Card - what should I do?

If you have lost your C-Card you can visit a registering Condom Distribution Service outlet and re-register to get a new one.

View a list of registering Condom Distribution Service outlets.


Where can I get a C-Card?

You will need to visit a registering Condom Distribution Service outlet or, if you are 16 or over, you will soon be able to register online.

Please note: this scheme is only for people living in Southend-on-Sea.


I'm having difficulties registering for a C-Card - what should I do?

If you're having problems registering for a C-Card, please get in touch with us on southendccard@brook.org.uk.

You can access free condoms from Brook Southend, some GPs and other healthcare services.

You can also buy condoms, even if you’re under 16, from pharmacies, supermarkets, vending machines in public toilets and online.


For providers

If you are interested in offering your service users the opportunity to register for the C-Card or if you are interested in becoming a Condom Distribution Service outlet (or both), please email us at southendccard@brook.org.uk for further information.