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How to register for the Be Active scheme

Find out where to register for Be Active leisure discounts, and what evidence you need to show.
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Where to register

You can register at any of the Leisure centres that offer the Be Active scheme

Evidence needed

To register for the Be Active scheme, you will need:

  • proof of your name, address and date of birth

  • any extra documents listed below. 

Lewisham residents aged 16+ living in households receiving benefits

One of these:

  • a letter from us showing that you receive council tax reduction, housing benefit or universal credit

  • a letter from HMRC showing that you receive tax credits (not child tax credit)

  • a letter from DWP showing that you receive one of: 
    - income support
    - jobseeker's allowance
    - employment and support allowance universal credit.

Students aged 16+ in full-time education and living or studying in Lewisham

A letter from your sixth form, college or university confirming that either:

  • you are a full-time student in Lewisham or

  • you live in Lewisham but are a full-time student outside of the borough.

Lewisham residents aged 60+

Proof of your name, address and age, such as:

  • driving licence

  • passport

  • birth certificate and utility bill.

Lewisham residents aged 16+ with a disability

Proof of your name and address, plus one of these:

  • your Blue Badge

  • your disability Freedom Pass

  • a letter proving that you get one of:
    - disability living allowance
    - attendance allowance
    - personal independence payments.

Carers (professional and unpaid) of disabled adults who are Lewisham residents

Proof of your name and address, plus one of these:

  • a letter from the person you care for, nominating you

  • a letter from the care agency you work for, nominating you.

The person you care for must be:

  • registered for Be Active because they have a disability

  • unable to use services without your support.

Carers of disabled children who are Lewisham residents

Proof of the child's disability.

The child:

  • must have a Lewisham library card

  • does not need to be registered for Be Active. 

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