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What is a C-card?

A c-card (condom card) is for people aged 13-25. It is a small card so it will fit discreetly into your wallet/purse or pocket. The card allows you to pick up free condoms. You can get them from Yellow Door (Canvey Isalnd Youth Project) or any collection point that displays  the c-card logo. A pack usually includes 12 condoms and a lube of your choice.
How does it work?Before you get a c-card you must have an assessment with a worker. This takes about half an hour and they go into detail about how and where to use it. Within the assessment they will chat to you about sex, relationships and if you happy about the decision. You will need to give your date of birth and part of your post code (this information will never be used to contact you.)
Once you have been assessed you will be given the c-card and a selection of condoms. You will need to tick on the c-card which type of condoms you would like and then hand it over to a member of staff at any collection point. You do not have to give…

Getting A Grip on your Finances

Many money worries can be overcome just by getting to grips with your finances. Knowing what you have coming in and what is going out will help you to understand where all your money is going. Remember knowledge is power! Get organised and take your time Set aside at least an hour before you begin planning a budget. Doing it in a rush is likely to mean you forget something or make mistakes. It's a good idea to gather together all the paperwork you’ll need before getting started, so get together everything you have that  relates to your income and outgoing, the list below will be a guide: ·a few months’ worth of bank statements ·your recent credit card/store card bills ·copies of your household bills ·Details of overdrafts or loan ·Details of any borrowing from friends/relations etc ·details of your savings ·information on any regular incomes you may have such as payslips, benefit information Add up your income Next, you need to calculate your income. Make a list of your regular earnings…