free swimming for children and pensioners

As a pensioner i feel this should not be taken away from us. This is one way children can keep fit and be usefully using their time and at no cost. As a pensioner we at present belong to a gym. However we have reviewed our finances and realise that next year this will not be possible. We both enjoy swimming and so look foreward to more visits to the pool to make up for the gym sessions we will miss. we would not be able to afford to go as often if at all of it was nt free. the sessions are always full and i am sure half an hour in the pool 3 times a week for free is much cheaper than living at the doctors and hospital because you are unfit.

Why is this idea important?

As a pensioner i feel this should not be taken away from us. This is one way children can keep fit and be usefully using their time and at no cost. As a pensioner we at present belong to a gym. However we have reviewed our finances and realise that next year this will not be possible. We both enjoy swimming and so look foreward to more visits to the pool to make up for the gym sessions we will miss. we would not be able to afford to go as often if at all of it was nt free. the sessions are always full and i am sure half an hour in the pool 3 times a week for free is much cheaper than living at the doctors and hospital because you are unfit.

Instead of payng out money give vouchers

Instead of people geting cash in their hands wouldn't it be abetter idea to give vouchers. rent etc could be paid this way and also electricity and gas. In America it is normal to receive food vouchers once you have had benefit for 6 months. This would also be a great incentive to work as vouchers would not pay for cigarettes, alcohol and other luxuries.  This would save a lot of money and simplify the system.  It might also reform society as children would have to have food bought and cooked as the vouchers could be worded to ensure they were not usable at the local fast food retailer. Children would be better fed and looked after. Parents with babies could be given vouchers for baby requirements and there should be a greater encouragement for them to feed the childrn themselves thus saving millions a year on baby milk. We need to look at ways of saving money and this would be fair to all on benefits. All would have food, heat, light and a roof over their head.

Why is this idea important?

Instead of people geting cash in their hands wouldn't it be abetter idea to give vouchers. rent etc could be paid this way and also electricity and gas. In America it is normal to receive food vouchers once you have had benefit for 6 months. This would also be a great incentive to work as vouchers would not pay for cigarettes, alcohol and other luxuries.  This would save a lot of money and simplify the system.  It might also reform society as children would have to have food bought and cooked as the vouchers could be worded to ensure they were not usable at the local fast food retailer. Children would be better fed and looked after. Parents with babies could be given vouchers for baby requirements and there should be a greater encouragement for them to feed the childrn themselves thus saving millions a year on baby milk. We need to look at ways of saving money and this would be fair to all on benefits. All would have food, heat, light and a roof over their head.