Just a reminder that Beeston U3A has a Welfare Officer who is also a member of the committee. My name is Anne Pinnock. My aim is to be a point of contact so that any U3A member can raise issues connected to welfare and accessibility, in order to increase involvement and enjoyment. This includes supporting members with hearing impairments, visual impairments and mobility issues, both at monthly open meetings, as well as being able to access the interest groups they wish to join. A small budget is available to assist in meeting these needs, and an application form to request funding is available on the Beeston U3A website.
Beeston U3A has formulated policies to help ensure we keep accessibility and individual needs high priority, and always welcome anyone with additional needs. We aim to do whatever we reasonably can to help every Beeston U3A member get the most out of their U3A. These policies are all on our website. National U3A also has a team to advise on accessibility called “U3A plus”. Details are available on their website.
However, we can only help if we know about any issues that are causing problems. Please do contact me if you, or any member you know has a suggestion about how we can improve things. Do contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am often a “Meeter and Greeter” at monthly open meetings, if you would prefer to chat in person.