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Who can join the Be Active scheme

Find out who can join the Be Active scheme and get discounts on leisure activities in Lewisham.
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You can join the Be Active scheme if you are a Lewisham resident, aged over 16 and you meet at least one of the following criteria:

You get certain benefits

You're eligible if you get any of these:

  • council tax reduction, housing benefit or universal credit

  • tax credits (not child tax credits)

  • income support, jobseeker's allowance or employment and support allowance. 

If so you can get:

  • automatic casual membership at all Lewisham leisure centres.

  • 25% off the cost of most activities.

You have a disability

You’re eligible if any of these are true:

  • you are a Blue Badge holder

  • you are a disability Freedom Pass holder

  • you get disability living allowance, attendance allowance or personal independence payments.

If so you can get:

  • automatic casual membership at all Lewisham leisure centres

  • free swimming

  • free use of the gym, including a group induction

  • free use of the athletic track

  • 25% off the cost of most activities.

 You are aged 60 or over

Swimming is free for all Lewisham residents aged 60+. With Be Active membership you also get:

  • free use of the gym, including a group induction

  • free use of the athletic track

  • 25% off most other leisure activities. 

Carers

You can sign up to the Be Active scheme if you:

  • are a carer (paid or professional) of a disabled adult who lives in the borough

  • care for a disabled child who lives in the borough and is a library member.

Children in care

If you are in care, e.g. in a foster home, ask your guardian to contact us to see if you are eligible. 

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How to register for the Be Active scheme

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Types of Be Active membership

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Leisure centres that offer the Be Active scheme

Find out more about the Be Active scheme at your nearest leisure centre.