Carers get time off’ free at Tower Hamlets sports centres

CARERS who look after people with mental issues in London’s East End are being let into public leisure or sports centres free in a pilot scheme beginning today. It follows a Tower Hamlets council’s public consultation earlier this year

CARERS who look after people with mental issues in London’s East End are being let into public leisure or sports centres free in a pilot scheme beginning today (September 1).

Many were asked what facilities they wanted to see during Tower Hamlets council’s public consultation earlier this year.

“Carers told us they would benefit from some time to themselves without incurring costs,” the Town Hall revealed in a press statement.

“The scheme aims to help carers have a healthy lifestyle. If the person being cared for needs any support whilst the carer uses our leisure centres, this can also be arranged.”

The pilot scheme runs until next March when the authority may consider extending it to others.

Carers can contact the Carers Centre on 020-7791 1765 for an assessment and a letter for the Leisure centres.