Lincolnshire Libraries welcome scheme to support young people’s mental health
April 25, 2016
At a time when 1 in 10 young people have a diagnosable mental health issue, Lincolnshire Libraries are throwing their support behind a scheme to help them with expert endorsed books available to borrow for free.
Reading Well for young people is a national scheme, part of the hugely successful Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme, which will provide 13-18 year-olds with high-quality information, support and advice on a wide-range of mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders and self-harm, and difficult life pressures, like relationships, cyber-bullying and exams.
GLL Conference Targets Mental Health
April 22, 2016
GLL held its first Better Health Conference on Thursday 14th April 2016. The event was held at Porchester Halls, Westminster and was attended by 70 GLL employees from the Better Health Teams, as well as many from the Community Sports Teams. Representatives attended from across the UK with teams from London and the South East as well as the West of England, Cumbria, Manchester and Northern Ireland.
Lincoln Library Reading Garden Opens
April 19, 2016
GLL have wasted no time in getting Lincoln Library ready for summer – opening a Reading Garden at the flagship city centre library.
The charitable social enterprise took over the management of Lincolnshire's 15 major libraries this month on behalf of Lincolnshire County Council.
GLL to make sport and leisure in Bath more family friendly
April 19, 2016
An £8m investment in sport and leisure in Bath will re-focus activities to make the city’s offer to residents more family friendly, diverse and sustainable.
Plans for Bath Leisure Centre aim to significantly increase participation in local sports and leisure activities attracting more people into the leisure centre by putting fun at its heart.
GLL hails new era for Lincolnshire Libraries
April 06, 2016
Monday 4 April saw the official launch of the latest chapter in GLL’s successful partnership with local authorities as the UK’s leading leisure charitable social enterprise took over the day-to-day management of Lincolnshire County Council’s Library Service.
Centre for Sport to benefit from over £1 million investment
April 04, 2016
Newcastle’s Centre for Sport is set to benefit from £1.3 million of investment into its facilities and services this year, with renovation and expansion work starting later this month.
The funding will see the centre’s existing gym area refurbished and extended and the introduction of state-of-the-art Technogym fitness equipment. A new multi-purpose fitness studio will be created, along with a new look reception area and customer café, all under the management of charitable leisure operator NCL.
GLL raises an incredible £325,617 for Sport Relief
March 24, 2016
GLL, the UK’s largest leisure charitable social enterprise, has already collected a whopping £325,617 for Sport Relief 2016 across its consumer facing 'Better' brand.
The total announced by Sport Relief on 18 March is likely to be exceeded as further fundraising events are taking place in March and April.
GLL counts down to Sport Relief with national ‘-a-thon’ Saturday
March 11, 2016
GLL is hosting a day of ‘marathon-style’ challenges on Saturday 12 March marking one week to go before the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games
Islington Spa Achieves National Recognition
March 08, 2016
Spa London at Ironmonger Row Baths took the runners up spot in the Day Spa of the Year category at the prestigious Professional Beauty Awards 2016.
Islington’s first ever, public sector spa was one of just five day spas drawn from across the UK, to reach the final stages of the Best Day Spa competition. The rigorous judging process saw a team of judges try a range of treatments, interview staff and customers and also ‘mystery shop’ the facility.
GLL bosses cycle 500 miles across the country for Sport Relief
March 07, 2016
Cycling-mad bosses at GLL, the UK’s leading leisure charitable social enterprise, are showing they aren’t above getting stuck in as part of its goal of raising £500,000 for Sport Relief.