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The Options+ Leisure Discount Scheme

Options+ is a discount scheme that makes leisure activities in Dudley affordable for everyone. It offers significant savings to residents and non residents.

You can apply by calling into any of the leisure centres listed below during normal opening hours:

Click on the Options+ Leisure Card Application Form (printable version), fill out and print off.

  1. Please note that the Options+ Application form produces a PDF to be printed and returned and that the PDF will not load if you are using a pop-up blocker - you may need to allow pop-ups for dudley.firmstep.com
  2. You will need to bring with you proof of address (i.e. a recent utility bill with your name and address)
  3. You will need to bring with you proof of eligibility.

Please note that photographs will be taken of you at the leisure centre that issues your card, therefore everyone applying for a card (including dependants) must appear in person.

Do not post the form as it as photographs need to be taken at the time of application.

What do I get?

If you fit into one of the concessionary groups listed below, the following activities at Crystal Leisure Centre, Dudley Leisure Centre and Halesowen Leisure Centre are half price:

  • Public swimming and swimming lessons
  • Lifestyles gyms including induction
  • Fitness classes (facility run)
  • Badminton, squash, table tennis and racketball
  • Coaching courses
  • Four day advance booking for selected activities.

A 50% discount is also available when using the running track at the Dell Stadium

With Options+ you could also save 50% on the following:

Am I eligible to join?

In addition, the dependants of cardholders (partner, spouse and children under 16 years living at the same address) are eligible to join the scheme. Please note exclusions apply.

Eligibility Criteria                                        Proof Required

1. Universal Credit                                       Letter from job center plus

2. Registered Job seeker                               Letter from job center plus     

3. In receipt of Incapacity Benefit/                Award notice or letter               

Employment and Support Allowance   

4. In receipt of Income Support                     Letter from job center plus

5. In receipt of Housing Benefit                     Letter from your Housing Authority

6. In receipt of Council Tax Reduction            Letter from your council

7. In receipt of Incapacity Benefit/                Award notice or Summary Letter

Employment & Support Allowance 

8. Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit        Award or notice Letter

9. In receipt of Disability Living Allowance/       Award Notice Summary Letter

personal Independence Payment                   

10. In receipt of Carers Allowance                 Entitlement Letter

11. Registration on Dudley Carers Network     Letter from Dudley Carers Network

12. A Blue Badge Holder                                Blue Badge ID

13. Resident in Dudley Targeted Postcode     Recent Utility Bill showing Postcode

14. Asylum Seeker                                      Proof of Residency in Dudley(letter from                                                                      Asylum Housing Seeker Services) plus                                                                        Home Office ARC card

15. Foster Family                                       Letter from Dudley Council's Social care 

16. Child in Residential Care                        Letter from Dudley Council's Social Care

17. Apprenticeship Programme                   

(dependents not included)                         Letter from Learning Provider

18. Full Time Student 16+ years                 Full Time student union card or letter from 

(dependents not included)                          school , College or university

19. Pension Credit(guarantee element)          Award notice or letter

20. Attendance Allowance                           Award notice or letter

21. UK Armed Forces Veteran                      Discharge papers or form, record of service, 

(dependents not included)                          British veterans recognition card, pay                                                                          statement or P60     

22. UK Armed Forces Serving Personnel       Military ID card

In addition, the dependents of cardholders (partner, spouse and children under 16 years living at the same address) are eligible to join the scheme. Please note exclusions apply.

How long does the membership last?

The membership last 12 months, after which customers will need to renew.

Can I use my membership straight away?

Yes.

Will my partner/children be eligible?

Dependents of the main applicant will be eligible under all categories except for full time students, modern apprentices and Armed Forces Veteran. Dependent children must be under 16.

Please complete the application form and bring it in to one of the leisure centers, together with associated documents, .

Please note that everyone applying for a card, including dependents, must appear in person to apply.

Where can I join?

You can join at any of the following leisure centres:

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