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SETTLE DISTRICT U3A

WELFARE STATEMENT/POLICY

The Objects of Settle U3A are to advance the education of the public and in particular the education of older people no longer in full time gainful employment in Settle and its surrounding locality, and the provision of facilities for leisure time and recreational activities with the object of improving the conditions of life for the above persons in the interests of their social welfare.

In doing this the principle of mutual aid and support that contributes to members overall health and wellbeing is encouraged.

We wish to ensure consideration for all members and particularly during periods of greater need e.g. bereavement, ill-health or times of significant change. We support and encourage Group Leaders to be mindful of any changes within their Group membership.

The Committee is mindful of confidentiality with regard to its membership and this always remains paramount. However, we feel enquiries could be made of members about what assistance, if any, they feel could enable them to have continued access to Groups of their choice e.g. help with transport or feedback from Group activities in the short term to maintain involvement.

The Committee can be approached with any concerns that may prevent members from fully accessing Groups, especially during limited periods of difficulty.

 

July 2017