Date posted 26 Mar 2024

GLL, the charitable social enterprise that operates ‘Better’ leisure centres across the UK, has partnered with national charity Carers UK, in support of its Active April campaign. The month-long campaign aims to raise awareness of the importance of physical activity and highlight the benefits of moving more.

Research by Carers UK found that 67% of unpaid carers said taking part in physical activity helped them feel more connected to other people. Carers Active April is all about making activity easier and supporting the UK’s 5.7 million unpaid carers to be more active.

Throughout April there will be lots of opportunities for carers to be active, with support available along the way. By signing up to Active April carers will receive weekly online physical activity sessions, the opportunity to participate in a mass walking event, information on staying active and more.

In support of Active April, GLL has created a membership offer for members of Carers UK and anyone who is in receipt of Carer’s Allowance. The promotion will run between 1st April-14th May and provide anytime access to a Better leisure facility at the discounted rate of £30 per month. This includes access to gym, swimming, fitness class classes and health suite. There are already a wide range of existing memberships available for people in receipt of Carer’s Allowance, including the Better Flex Adult Concessionary. For £5 a month you can enjoy one free activity a month (a choice of gym, swim or fitness class) and discount on additional bookings.


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Additionally welcome sessions for carers will be running in Camden leisure centres. These sessions will consist of free tea, coffee and biscuits as well as tours of the centre and gym inductions.

Tuesday 16th April: Kentish Town Sports Centre, 10am to 11.30am

Thursday 18th April: Pancras Square Leisure, 1pm to 2.30pm