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Social Isolation Alliance

Social Isolation Alliance 

Social isolation and loneliness can affect people of all ages, at any point in their lives, and it can bring with it a range of challenges that can be difficult to overcome.   

If you, or someone you know, is experiencing social isolation and loneliness and would like to connect with people in your community, Doncaster’s Social Isolation and Loneliness Alliance (SIA) may be able to assist. 

The SIA is a group of voluntary, community and faith sector (VCFS) organisations that are working together, throughout Doncaster, to help anyone who is experiencing social isolation and loneliness. 

The SIA can offer:  

  • A variety of activities in each community - allowing you to meet new people or try a new activity.
  • Access to further support depending on your needs, including the Citizen’s Advice Bureau, the Job Centre, or other community groups within our network.
  • Opportunities to develop your skills through basic IT programmes, volunteer opportunities, and training.
  • Access to mental health and wellbeing support including counselling and peer support groups.
  • Information about available financial support such as foodbanks or hygiene products.
  • Specific support services, such as domestic abuse or carers support.

For further information, help or support, please visit: 

SIA website: https://sia.dclt.co.uk/

SIA Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/siadclt

Armed Forces & Veterans

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FREE Armed Forces Wellbeing sessions at Askern Leisure Centre

Military veterans from across Doncaster are being offered free access to our Wellbeing Suite at Askern Leisure Centre during Armed Forces Week.

Tuesday 25th, Thursday 27th & Friday 28th June.

Sessions between 1-2pm with a tea or coffee included.

Timetable

Armed Forces and Veterans  

Who: Serving Armed Forces and Veterans  

Offer: DCLT offers discounted membership to those serving in the Armed Forces and Armed Forces Veterans. For £25 per month, you can access the gym, classes, and swimming (offer excludes Big Splash). 

How: To apply for this offer, send your name, contact number and proof of armed forces/veterans to contact@dclt.co.uk. You will then be contacted to set up a membership. 

Please note this is a 12-month agreement payable by direct debit. The membership can be frozen or cancelled early for serving Armed Forces who are being posted - T&Cs apply.  

For more information on the membership: https://www.dclt.co.uk/join-us/choose-fitness/  

For the Terms & Conditions: https://www.dclt.co.uk/terms-conditions#membership-tcs  

The below cards are accepted as proof. 

 

Care Leavers

Care Leavers 

Who: All Doncaster care leavers  

Offer: Free 6-month Choose Fitness pass, which includes gym, classes, and swimming (excludes Big Splash). Following the end of the 6-month pass, the offer will be extended either with an additional 6-month Choose Fitness pass funded by DMBC or the equivalent in ice skating vouchers.  

How: You need to be referred, by the Care Leaving team. Once your application is complete, you will be emailed by DCLT to collect your membership card from any DCLT venue. Please note that an activation* is required for the gym on your first visit.  

*This will allow DCLT staff to show you around the gym and how to use the equipment safely.  

Young Carers

Young Carers 

Who: Young carers up to 19 who meet the eligibility criteria

Offer: Free access to the gym and swimming at all DCLT venues (excludes Big Splash and ice skating). Gym use is only available for those aged 11 and above.   

How: For eligibility criteria and to apply, please contact the Young Carers team on 01302 736099 or Young.carers@doncaster.gov.uk who will submit an application on your behalf. Once your application is complete, you will be emailed by DCLT to collect your membership card from any DCLT venue. Please note that an activation* is required for the gym on your first visit.  

*This will allow DCLT staff to show you around the gym and how to use the equipment safely.