Take advantage of the Council’s modern leisure centres or secure expert support for physical or mental health issues. 

Leisure Centres

All former service men and women living in RCT can access free swimming and aquatics classes and enjoy discounted all-inclusive leisure access for them and their families.

Veterans who are members of the free Armed Forces Discount scheme will automatically be eligible for free swimming and aquatics classes (including Aqua Aerobics and swimming lessons) at all Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Leisure Centres and Swimming Pools. They will also be able to access our Corporate Leisure for Life Membership, which means they and their family can enjoy unlimited access to gym, fitness classes, indoor sports and swimming for just £28.50 per month.

In addition to these benefits all serving members of the armed officers are entitled to a free annual Leisure for Life membership.

For more information please visit www.rctcbc.gov.uk/leisure
or visit your local leisure centre.

Mental Health - Veterans NHS

The primary aim of Veterans’ NHS Wales is to improve the mental health and wellbeing of veterans with a service related mental health problem. The secondary aim is to achieve this through the development of sustainable, accessible and effective services that meet the needs of veterans with mental health and wellbeing difficulties who live in Wales. Each Local Health Board (LHB) has appointed an experienced clinician as a Veteran Therapist (VT) with an interest or experience of military (mental) health problems. The VT will accept referrals from health care staff, GPs, veteran charities (including Change Step, Combat Stress, SSAFA, Royal British Legion) and self-referrals from ex-service personnel.
For more information please visit http://www.veteranswales.co.uk or telephone 0800 132 737

Physical Disabilities

Support at home includes; adaptations, living aids, respite care, assistance with domestic chores, specialised transport, access to day centres and independent living houses that prepare you for independent life.
For more information please visit our Disabilities Section on the website or,
Tel: 01443 425003 
Email: socialservices@rctcbc.gov.uk

Intermediate Care and Rehabilitation

This team could help you get back on your feet after an illness or injury. They set goals with you - from walking to the shops to stepping down the aisle –and work intensively with a range of therapies to make it happen. 
For more information please Tel: 01443 425003 
or Email: socialservices@rctcbc.gov.uk

Substance Misuse:

The new Drug and Alcohol Single Point of Access (DASPA) allows you to secure the help you need quickly and confidentially.
For more information please visit our Substance Misuse section on the website or,
Telephone: 0300 333 0000

Carers:

Thousands of people, including children and pensioners give their time to care for a loved one who is ill, disabled or affected by substance misuse or mental health issues. Carers need support too and there is an extensive amount available as well as dedicated help for young carers. 
For more information please visit our carers section on the website or,
Telephone: 01443 425003

Domestic Abuse:

Affects people of all ages. The dedicated Oasis Centre in Pontypridd offers all services under one roof so you can drop-in for assistance. 
Telephone: 0808 80 10 800

Sensory Services

A team of experts can help those who are blind, partially-sighted or deaf helping you maintain independence and benefit from equipment that can help.
For more information please visit our sensory loss web pages or telephone: 01443 425003

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