World Leisure Jobs - Oxford Council offering homeless people free access to leisure centres...
04 Aug 2021 World leisure: news, training & property
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

15 Jun 2021

Oxford Council offering homeless people free access to leisure centres
BY Tom Walker

Leys Pools and Leisure is among the centres offering free, three-month memberships for the homeless

Leys Pools and Leisure is among the centres offering free, three-month memberships for the homeless
photo: Willmott Dixon

People experiencing homelessness are being offered free access to leisure centres by Oxford City Council.

A scheme launched this month (June 2021) will see the council offer free, three-month introductory memberships at its leisure centres for anyone accommodated in hostels or supported housing through Oxford’s adult homeless pathway.

The scheme provides free access to swimming, gyms and exercise classes at Barton and Ferry leisure centres and Leys Pools & Leisure.

The programme has been made available by referral from any organisation working with people living in the adult homeless pathway.

Once the initial period ends people can renew their free membership for another three months.

After this, they will be able to do so at the discounted rate of £19.50 a month – or by paying the discounted pay as you go rate for individual classes or sessions.

Standard rate memberships at the leisure centres vary from £30 to £47 a month.

Councillor Diko Blackings, cabinet member for affordable housing, said: “We’re reintroducing free and discounted memberships at our leisure centres as people with experience of rough sleeping should have the same opportunity to access leisure and creative activities as the rest of Oxford's community.

"Homelessness can take a heavy toll on physical and mental health, and physical activity can help to counteract these effects and improve people’s health and wellbeing.”



Connect with
World Leisure
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
Equinox and SoulCycle to require proof of vaccine at their studios
Equinox and SoulCycle to require proof of vaccine at their studios   03 Aug 2021

Equinox Group will require customers and employees to provide proof of vaccine, if they want to enter its Equinox clubs, SoulCycle studios and .... more>>
Visiting practitioners: dance therapy specialist invites spa guests to reawaken energy through therapeutic movement and contemporary dance
Visiting practitioners: dance therapy specialist invites spa guests to reawaken energy through therapeutic movement and contemporary dance   03 Aug 2021

The Ozen Collection has launched a brand new spa and wellness concept called Ele | Na Elements Of Nature at its two luxe resorts in the Maldives – .... more>>
Experts tell UK government to launch 'Work Out to Help Out' campaign
Experts tell UK government to launch 'Work Out to Help Out' campaign   03 Aug 2021

A cross-party DCMS Committee in the UK has called on the government to launch a Work Out to Help Out campaign to incentivise people to get involved in .... more>>
Urban Health Club goes 24/7 and plans further growth
Urban Health Club goes 24/7 and plans further growth   02 Aug 2021

Urban Health Club in Ludwigsburg, Germany, has introduced a 24/7 operation. The €2.8m hub for fitness, wellness, athletics, calisthenics – which .... more>>
Company profile


Mindbody

Mindbody is the leading technology platform for the wellness industry, featuring an app that allows users to discover and book fitness, beauty and integrative health services, and industry-leading software for business growth and management.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

HydraFacial: more than just a device

HydraFacial: more than just a device

HydraFacial works in harmony with topical skincare lines and treatment services already carried in the spa, naturally increasing post-treatment retail sales for your chosen brand partners. More>>




in this issue

• Virgin gets right to wipe out rent arrears
• Fitness industry mourns passing of Jan Spaticchia
• STA offers mindfulness resources



World Leisure jobs




Swim Teacher
Salary: Competitive
Location: Bristol
Company: Everyone Active
Swimming Teacher
Salary: Competitive hourly rate
Location: Bristol
Company: Everyone Active
Swimming Teacher
Salary: Competitive hourly rate
Location: Bristol
Company: Everyone Active
Membership Consultant
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Location: Middlesbrough
Company: Everyone Active
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com

02-03 Aug 2021

Spa Life International (UK)

The Woodlands Conference Centre, Wyboston, United Kingdom


09-13 Sep 2021

Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna

Fair District, Bologna, Italy



Leisure Management magazine 2018 issue 1
Leisure Management
2018 issue 1

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Interview: Louis D’Amore
Louis D’Amore on the work of the International Institute for Peace through Tourism More>>
  Interview: Katy Bowman
In her latest book, the biomechanist and author explains why we need to widen our spectrum of movement and connect with our inner hunter-gatherer More>>


Leisure Management magazine 2016 issue 1

Leisure Management
2016 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Tourism: Ireland’s wild side
The Wild Atlantic Way is helping tourists discover a whole new side of Ireland More>>
  Green space: Space age
With land at a premium, the definition of public parks and green space is evolving More>>


Published by Leisure Media Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd