Tricky Period scheme expands to Dersingham, Downham Market, Gaywood, Hunstanton and King’s Lynn

The scheme was started at libraries in Norwich to donate sanitary products to homeless women or wome

The scheme was started at libraries in Norwich to donate sanitary products to homeless women or women and girls on low incomes. Community Librarian Caroline Varney-Bowers. Photo: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Homeless women and those on low incomes in West Norfolk will benefit from the extension of a service set up to provide free sanitary products at libraries.

The widening of Norfolk Library Service's Tricky Period project to Dersingham, Downham Market, Gaywood, Hunstanton and King's Lynn libraries comes following a successful launch in Norwich.

Libraries take donations of products for people who cannot afford them.

Libraries around Norwich have been running the scheme since the Autumn with more than 250 packs handed out.

Staff at West Norfolk libraries are now also taking in donations of tampons, sanitary towels and carrier bags ready to start the scheme in February.

Order forms will be available in Dersingham, Downham Market, Gaywood, Hunstanton and King's Lynn libraries. Customers can tick the products they require and hand in their form at the desk to get the items they need.