Free activities for carers and family

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Carers, support workers, family members and friends of those who need extra support to take part in physical activity will now get free acess to Sheffield’s sport and leisure venues.

Health and wellbeing charity SIV has extended the Plus-One scheme to support people with disabilities, mental health issues and limiting health conditions who need help to get active.

The scheme applies to gym and fitness classes, swimming lessons and ice skating lessons across a number of venues, including Concord Sports Centre, Hillsborough Leisure Centre, the English Institute of Sport Sheffield, iceSheffield, Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Springs Leisure Centre and Heeley Swimming Pool.

Rob Womack, healthy partnerships manager for SIV, said: “We want everyone to enjoy our facilities and the Plus-One scheme has been re-designed after extensive consultation for our facility users who require additional support to access our venues.

“By offering the Plus-One supporter free access, we hope it will support those who need it to take part more fully and confidently, increasing their enjoyment and reducing additional burden on carers. It also gives the supporter the opportunity to get active.”