'Better' discounted leisure centre membership for the disabled is launched in Banstead
14th January 2013
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People with disabilities living in Reigate and Banstead borough can benefit from discounted access to their local sports and leisure facilities thanks to a new initiative launched this week by charitable social enterprise GLL.

 The new Better Health and Fitness Inclusive membership card was launched at the House of Commons on Wednesday 9th January 2012 by Giles Long MBE, Paralympic Gold Medallist and Broadcaster and means that disabled residents will be able to join Banstead, Donyngs and Horley leisure centres in Reigate and Banstead for just £19.95, while their carers will be able to use the facilities for free.  The new membership will also allow cardholders to use any other GLL-operated sports or leisure facility in the UK for no additional cost.

 Peter Bundey, GLL Deputy Managing Director said: "As the largest provider of public sport and leisure facilities in the UK, one of GLL's key corporate aims is to maximise opportunities to increase and sustain sports participation as part of the legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic games.  The Better  Inclusive card is an important part of our basket of initiatives and programmes  to provide practical ways of promoting participation and performance within disability sport".

From 9th January 2012, holders of a 'Better  Inclusive' card will  enjoy significantly discounted memberships with an extensive range of benefits .   The key elements and benefits of membership include:

  • access to more than 100 GLL centres – enabling cross borough usage
  • access to centres at anytime (not restricted to off-peak times)
  • inclusive access to the gym, swimming, group exercise classes and a fitness induction
  • carers of disabled customers given free access to centre
  • no joining fee and no minimum contract
  • available as a direct debit or annual membership
  • 6 days advance telephone booking
  • online booking for activities
  • access to courses and other member only activities
  • up to 30% off non member prices for any other activities


To be eligible for a Better Inclusive card, customers must be over 16 years old and meet one of the following criteria:  severe disablement allowance; mobility allowance; disability living allowance; industrial injuries disablement benefit; disablement benefit; attendance allowance; employment and support allowance. The monthly membership will cost £19.95 per month.

 For more information read the full article at Better – the feel good place

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