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Llwchwr Cluster

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Which GP practices are in Llwchwr Cluster?

Estuary Group Practice (including Gowerton Medical Centre, Penclawdd Health Centre and Penybryn Surgery), Princess Street Surgery, Talybont Surgery and Ty’r Felin Surgery.

What support is available?

Healthy lifestyle

Llwchwr Weight Loss Lifestyle Programme

This is a free NHS programme delivered through weekly group face-to-face or online video sessions. The course has been designed using the latest science and principles of lifestyle medicine.

Lifestyle medicine uses current research evidence to help people make sustainable lifestyle choices by supporting behavioural change. Not only can it optimise health, but it can also prevent and even reverse chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and fatty liver disease.

Our programme is designed to support people who want to change their lifestyle but are not sure how to go about it in the most effective way. We will give you the advice, support and confidence to make the right changes for your health.

You are likely to be eligible if:

  • you are overweight with a BMI greater than 30
  • you have a diagnosis of diabetes, pre-diabetes or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

60+ Active Leisure Scheme

There are a number of different exercise opportunities for people aged over 60 in Swansea.

A list of the current sessions is available on the Swansea Council website. Follow this link to the Swansea Council website to find the list.

All Wales Diabetes Prevention Programme

Patients who have been identified as being at risk of developing type 2 diabetes following a blood test will be offered a 30-minute intervention with a specially trained dietetic support worker.

The intervention discusses topics such as physical activity, healthy eating and promotes other lifestyle changes such as smoking cessation and alcohol reduction.

Patients are encouraged to follow the lifestyle changes discussed, with the aim of preventing or reducing the risk of developing the condition.

Newid drug and alcohol support

Newid is the single point of access for people affected by drugs and alcohol in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot.

It delivers a range of support services in a variety of settings. To be able to fully understand each person's needs, it is best to get in touch with the experienced staff members.

Newid offers open access engagement through Barod and Adferiad (formally WCADA) across Swansea and Neath Port Talbot. This means you can walk into services with no appointment required.

Follow this link to the Newid website to find more information and to get in touch with the team for support.

Fit Jacks

Run by the Swansea City AFC Foundation, Fit Jacks is a 12-week health and wellbeing programme which combines information about healthier choices with free weekly fitness sessions which cater to your fitness levels.

It launched within Llwchwr Cluster in January, with classes taking place on Mondays at 5.15pm at New Lodge in Gorseinon and Wednesdays at 10am at Gorseinon Institute.

Follow this link to the Swansea City website to find more information about the programme.

Movement for Health class

It is a fun class aimed to help improve balance, strength, agility and flexibility to support longevity and prevent falls.

The class costs £3 and is held on a Tuesday between 10.30am and 12.30pm at The New Lodge, Alexandra Road, in Gorseinon.

Chair based exercise class

Held every Thursday between 2 and 3pm at Mechanics Institute, in Pontarddulais.

The class costs £2.50 with all ages and abilities welcome. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available after the class.

Wellbeing support

Social prescriber

Social prescribing is designed to support people with a wide range of social, emotional or practical needs, and many schemes are focussed on improving mental health and physical well-being.

Social prescribing schemes can involve a variety of activities which are typically provided by voluntary and community sector organisations.

The cluster's social prescriber is: Holli Yeoman.


Swansea Mind

The mental health organisation based in Swansea offers support to adults and young people.

Contact: 01792 642999 or email:

Local Area Coordinators

Your local area coordinator can help you find support and advice in your community. 

They can help you to find out about your community and introduce you to friendly, helpful people within it.

They can help you explore and build on your strengths and can support you to share your skills and gifts with others. They can help you connect with formal services if that is what you feel you need.

The local area coordinators are: 

Gorseinon, Penllergaer and Kingsbridge: Rachael Cole


Gowerton, Waunarlwydd and Cockett: Donna Kendall


Loughor, Penyrheol and Grovesend: Anne Robinson


Pontarddulais, Pontlliw, Tircoed, Garnswllt, Felindre and Waun-gron: Joseph Barry


Weekly walking group

Every Wednesday between 11am and 1pm and meets at Loughor foreshore car park. The walk is suitable for all abilities, including wheelchair and mobility scooter users.

Men's wellbeing group

Gorseinon Library on Tuesdays between 1-3pm.

Support to stop smoking

Help Me Quit

The Help Me Quit service offers 12 weeks of free behavioural and emotional support through individual or group meetings.

Patients can access weekly sessions, either over the phone or face-to-face, where discussions involve why they smoke, behavioural changes and stresses.

It offers free confidential and non-judgemental support from a friendly stop smoking expert.

If you would like to refer yourself into the service, you can contact Help Me Quit on 0800 085 2219, text HMQ to 80818 or email

If you would like to access support via a pharmacy, visit your local pharmacy for further information.

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