Worried about money?

There’s lots we can do to help. Find out what support is on offer.

Health, wellbeing and leisure

We will encourage you to be healthy, your PA will help you achieve this with the support of our Health and Wellbeing Partners.
How we do this:

  • Offer easy access to specialist services such as sexual health.
  • Help to register with health services including doctors, dentist and an optician. We can also support you in attending appointments if you need, including transport costs after an assessment of need.
  • Offer free prescriptions up to the age of 25.
  • Give you information on getting help to pay for prescriptions using the NHS Low Income Scheme, if you qualify.
  • Give you information about counselling services that are available local to you and offer support to attend.
  • Provide you with access to council leisure centres, which have gyms, fitness classes, yoga and swimming pools – as we know that physical activity is beneficial to having good mental health. You can also bring a friend for free!
  • Give you information about health drop-in sessions.
  • Support you to stop smoking with the help of Stop Smoking Telford.
  • Give you information about local sexual health centres and how you can access their services and free confidential advice.
  • Help you to manage your emotional wellbeing – this may include a referral or signposting to other support agencies.
  • Support from a Healthy Life Style adviser for health improvement advice (healthy eating, being more active, drinking less and quitting smoking) and the opportunity to train as a Health Champion to volunteer in a health and community setting.
  • View information about the Telford and Wrekin ValU app Wellbeing Hub, which provides 24/7 confidential support line and counselling support.
  • Provide a Health Passport when you turn 18 – a Health Passport is a summary of your health history, including things like when you have had certain immunisations, medication, and so on. You and our looked after nurse will work together to complete your Health Passport. They will discuss your health history and will be able to explore the services that may be available to you and you can ask any questions you may have regarding your health and wellbeing.
  • Support to access adult social care beyond your 18th birthday if this is needed.
  • We can support you to access the Mind Calm Cafe dedicated for young people to support you mental wellbeing.
  • Your PA can support you to access the Rees Foundation Ask Jan membership where this is an accessed need. Visit the ASK Jan website.

View finanical information on our money matters page.


Your PA and Telford and Wrekin Leisure Services want to support access to leisure facilities and activities.

How we do this

  • Provide access to leisure services and activities via the councils concessionary Telford Loyalty Card Scheme (TLC).
  • Free aspiration health and fitness memberships* to the age of 25 and concessionary membership rates to the person accompanying you.
  • Free public swimming at our baths.
  • Visit our Bike Hub in Telford Town Park for advice on cycling locally.
  • Assist in signposting you towards suitable sporting clubs or groups.

* To redeem Telford and Wrekin Leisure Services offer, we will provide you with a letter to take into any leisure centre and ask for your Care Leaver Membership.

Resident tells us how his local gym has helped to ‘save his life’

We’ve all seen the headlines – keeping fit is good for you. And for some residents in the borough local council run leisure facilities are proving to be lifesavers.

View the full article on the Newsroom website.

Watch the YouTube video about Kyle:

Last updated: 20/03/2024 15:29