Helping had for carers with Swansea's "Plus One" scheme
A NEW scheme is being launched in Swansea meaning those who care for or assist disabled people can get discounted access to attractions in the county.
Called “Plus One”, the initiative covers a range of venues including the Grand Theatre, Plantastia, Active Swansea leisure centres, and the LC leisure centre, as well as outdoor activities including the boating lake in Singleton Park.
Disabled customers who need assistance and who join the scheme will get a Plus One card that allows the person accompanying them to either claim free or cut-price entry.
Swansea Council’s cabinet member for regeneration, Nick Bradley, welcomed the scheme and said he hoped it would encourage those with disabilities to take advantage of what was on offer in the county, without having to worry about the extra expense of paying for two tickets.
He said: “We pride ourselves on being a city of culture and a city of sport but that means equal opportunities for everyone in our communities to access our attractions, regardless of their age or their circumstances.
“Plus One is a fantastic idea because many disabled people out there need support when they go to the leisure centre, the theatre or other attractions, and this scheme will encourage them to visit more often because it means the person accompanying them will either get free entry or a discount.”
He added: “We hope incentives likes this, in addition to our Passport to Leisure scheme, will encourage more people than ever to enjoy our sports and cultural facilities.”People can apply to join the Plus One scheme by post, by email, through the Blue Badge scheme and in person at the Civic Centre’s Contact Centre.
Call Swansea Council on 01792 635463