Launching our C-Card Scheme
The c-card scheme is aimed at young people between 13-24 years old who can register to get information and advice on sex and relationships as well as free condoms, femidoms and lubricant. The aim of the service is to promote healthy and safe relationships and help young people to access local services.
Today's figures published by Public Health England show there were 447,694 sexually transmitted infections (STIs) reported in England in 2018.
Gonorrhoea cases are up 26% on the year before and the highest number in over 40 years, with syphilis up 5% from 2017.
The key statistics are:
- 249% rise in gonorrhoea from 2009 and 26% from 2017.
- 165% increase in syphilis from 2009 and an increase in 5% from 2017.
- 22% drop in chlamydia testing of young people (15-24 years) since 2014.
- Overall STI rates up by 5% on the year before, when there were 422,147 new STI diagnoses.
- Attendance at sexual health services has risen 15% in five years.
For more information on this service contact Kayleigh Youthworker Porch or email Kayleigh.firstname.lastname@example.org
We chose September 4th, World Sexual Health Day to announce some very exciting news. The Porch Project launched the C-Card Scheme.
Gotelee Solicitors have supported the Project with an annual grant of £3,000 for the last 3 years.
This week they have confirmed that their support will continue.
Having the support of local businesses is very important to us.
A big thank you to Six Acre Productions for their continued support.
15 year old Charlie Jacklin recently presented the PP with a cheque for £75. Over the last few months Charlie has been busy fundraising by buying and selling clothes on line.