We increase access to physical activity and in turn improve the community’s health and wellbeing.
Our Healthwise scheme promotes health awareness and makes targeted interventions through prescribed activity, diet and lifestyle tips.
We are signatories to the Mental Health Charter and operate programmes to support customers with Dementia.
Sport and Legacy Development
At GLL we strive to be at the heart of the communities in which we operate – supporting grass roots sports development alongside a broad range of leisure and educational activities and facilities for individuals and families.
Our Sports Foundation crates a legacy by re-investing directly back into elite sport at national and international competition level.
GLL is truly inclusive. We welcome everyone regardless of age, class, ethnicity, physical or mental impairment or ability and are confident that all sectors of society can and do benefit from our offering.
We proactively link with community groups and schools to improve awareness and encourage use of the facilities we operate.
GLL is committed to improving access to sport, physical activity, information and learning through the facilities and services we operate.
Over 30% of our members enjoy concessionary access, allowing us to help get more people, more active, more often regardless of their personal circumstances.
We have many successes to share which include:
Our GLL Foundation funded 45 athletes who returned with a haul of 20 medals at Rio 2016. A further £5m will be awarded to athletes in training for Tokyo 2020.
Our Swim School is the largest in the UK with 115,000 members learning an important life skill and taking part in accessible exercise.
Free swimming initiatives encourage those who cannot afford sessions to enter the pool.
Green and our environment
By partnering with fair trade providers in our cafes, we are creating employment for UK food retailers through our supply chain and opportunities for sustainable producers in the developing world.
We are investing in new technology and upgrading heating and lighting systems to reduce energy consumption.
We have been awarded Carbon Trust Standard certification for our work to reduce our emissions as a percentage of our turnover.