After care


in Care

Health & Wellbeing

We want you to have the right support to have a happy and healthy life, your mental and physical health is important. Remember to access any of these offers please speak to your Young Person’s Advisor (YP) at any time.

  • You can have access to a Health Passport so you can understand your health history.
  • You can have contact with a Nurse who works with Children and Young People in and leaving Care.
  • If you are in full time education you will get free prescriptions, dental care and eye care till you are 18
  • If you are claiming Universal Credit, you will be entitled to free prescriptions, dentist care and eye care. Just take your entitlement letter to your Chemist or Optician when you book an appointment or collect your medication.
  • If you are in work or education you might have access to free prescriptions, dentist care and eye care if you are on a low income. You could apply for a HC2 Certificate
  • You can get sexual health advice from Embrace which includes free access to contraception.
  • You can have free membership to all WV Active gums in Wolverhampton, you can also take a guest with you. You can also get free swimming lessons and lifeguard training.
  • You can get help with your mental health and feelings from:
  • Kooth (up to the age of 19)
  • Healthy Minds
  • You can get help for drink and drug issues at Wolverhampton Recovery Near You
  • You can meet other care leavers at weekly drop-in sessions at The REACH Cafe, Old Heath Crescent, 1pm-6pm every Thursday.
  • You can have free access to the Ask Jan app. The app can help care experienced young people access advice and support around their mental health as well as other benefits. For information about how to access the app please view the Ask Jan App Guide.

If you’re a Mom or Dad you can:

  • Attend family sessions at The Way on Saturday mornings
  • Get support from A Parent Champion to help you know what having a baby will be like.
  • You can attend a Stay & Play Session where you and your baby can meet other children. This is at Graiseley Strengthening Families Hub, 10am-12pm every Thursday

You can visit the REACH Café drop in centre every Thursday, 1pm – 6pm to meet with your peers, YPA’s and a variety of support services to help and support you whatever you need.