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Health and wellbeing

Resources to help you improve your health and wellbeing during the cost of living crisis.


Wellbeing Matters Service

Find information on health and wellbeing services in the Vale of Glamorgan including Adult Social Care, Veteran Support, Voluntary Services and mental health.


Find information and advice on health conditions, symptoms, healthy living, medicines and how to get help.

Dewis Cymru

Dewis Cymru helps people access local support services in Wales and find the information and advice they need to improve their well-being.

Walking with Valeways

The Valeways Guided Walks are designed to support the health and wellbeing of residents in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Move More, Eat Well

Move more, eat well encourages people to get active and be healthy. Find out more about the partnerships progress.


Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.


SportWales are the national organisation responsible for developing and promoting sport and physical activity in Wales.

Period Dignity

Find out where to get free period products across the Vale of Glamorgan.

National Exercise Referral Scheme (NERS)

NERS is helping to make physical activity a new way of life for people who suffer from health problems in the Vale of Glamorgan.


Samaritans works to make sure there's always someone there for anyone who needs someone.

Dinas Powys Voluntary Concern

Community transport, prescription collection and telephone or face to face befriending. Events such as soup lunch club, memory cafe, wellbeing garden and afternoon community club.


Borrow books, music and films, enjoy free internet access and use our online resources at Vale libraries.


Free swimming sessions in the Vale of Glamorgan

Many of our residents are entitled to free swimming sessions at Legacy Leisure centres in the Vale of Glamorgan. This is a dedicated time slot for you to use the swimming pool in, not a swimming lesson.


  • People over the age of 60

    Legacy Leisure Centres offer free swimming sessions for people over the age of 60. You can book these sessions online. You will need to register for the 'Aquatically Active Scheme' at reception to redeem your free session. People over the age of 60 can also swim during any other session for £2.70

    Barry Leisure Centre - Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12.15 - 1pm

    Penarth Leisure Centre - Tuesday and Thursday from 12.30 - 1.30pm

    Llantwit Major Leisure Centre - Tuesdays from 2:15 - 3:15pm

  • Veterans
    Veterans can swim for free anytime at Barry Leisure centre. Please provide proof of your MOD ID at reception to redeem your free swim.