People can find out more about the Better Health: Rewards programme by catching up with a special bus this week.

The Better Health: Rewards Bus will be at the Civic Centre Ceremonial Car Park on Thursday (2 March, 2023) from 8am to 11am, and then at West Park on Friday (3 March, 2023) from 8.30am to 1pm and Saturday (4 March, 2023) from 8.30am to 1pm.

Staff will be on hand to talk to people about the Better Health: Rewards programme and showing people how to sign up, download the free app and order a free fitness tracker if they need one.

Wolverhampton has been selected by the Government's Office for Health Improvement and Disparities to exclusively pilot Better Health: Rewards, designed to test whether offering rewards and incentives can help people to eat better and increase their physical activity levels.

It is open to everyone aged 18 and over who lives in Wolverhampton. They will be given personalised health challenges, such as increasing their step count or eating more fruit and vegetables, with people able to earn points for completing these challenges which they can swap for rewards.

And, over a period of 20 weeks, participants will be able to collect points for each goal they complete which they can then exchange for rewards including discounts for cinema or theme park tickets, and clothes or food vouchers.

Major supermarkets including Sainsburys, Aldi, Morrisons, Tesco and Asda are participating in the scheme so users can earn money off their food shop. 

Hundreds of other rewards are also on offer, including vouchers for retailers like Amazon and Argos, and passes to gyms and leisure centres across Wolverhampton including the council's WV Active leisure centres, PureGym, Places Leisure and Complexions. 

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: "Better Health: Rewards is a fantastic initiative with some great rewards up for grabs for people living in Wolverhampton.

“You will be able to earn at least £40 in rewards for making small changes that will help improve your health and wellbeing, and you can also get a free fitness tracker if you haven't already got one. So, if you haven't already done so, please sign up today, and find out more by catching up with the Better Health: Rewards bus.”

To get started, download the free Better Health: Rewards from the AppStore or Google Play. For more information, visit Better Health: Rewards.