Free health checks for Lewisham residents

Lewisham Council writes:

Did you know that if you are aged between 40 and 74 you can get a free NHS Health Check?

And if after the check you decide you want to make some changes to improve your health, Lewisham Council has two programmes to help.

Shape Up is an eight week free course that aims to help people lose weight and stay healthy. Courses start on 23 January in Downham, 28 January in Bellingham and 29 January in Sydenham.

Get moving is a great range of different activities from Zumba to swimming lessons to help you get moving and be more active. Activities run throughout the borough, are for ten weeks and start from 23 January. The first five weeks are free, then it’s £2 per class.

To find out about NHS Health Checks and where you can get one, visit or call 0808 1410 118.

For more information on the programmes or to register for classes visit and click on 'check and change'.