Carers in Bedfordshire has teamed up with Fusion Lifestyle to give family carers a 20% discount at the six Bedford leisure centres they operate in partnership with Bedford Borough Council.
People who help an ill, frail or disabled relative or friend who could not manage without them can now have reduced prices for classes and sessions at Bedford International Athletic Stadium, Kempston Pool, Mowsbury Golf & Squash Centre, Oasis Beach Pool, Robinson Pools & Fitness and John Bunyan Sports & Fitness
Helen Satterthwaite Chief officer at Carers in Bedfordshire said "Money can be really tight when you are a carer. This discount will give carers an incentive to look after their own health and fitness, something we know can be neglected when you are caring for someone else."
Ian Stenson, Divisional Business Manager at Fusion Lifestyle said "Joining this scheme gives us the chance to help carers. Anyone who signs up will also get a Rewards card to earn points each time they visit."
Cllr Sarah-Jayne Holland, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture at Bedford Borough Council, said: "When you care for others, there is a chance you may neglect yourself. We are delighted to offer such individuals with a chance to look after themselves, keeping them fit, active and social and hopefully, in turn, this will also help them feel happier too."
Carers who live in Bedford Borough or Central Bedfordshire can apply online for a discount card at www.carersinbeds.org