Welfare Notices


WelfareImageIf you know of any member who is in hospital or just back home or in rehab who may need some help, do let me know so we can send a card at least and offer some practical help if needed. Similarly it would be good to offer our congratulations on any significant BIG birthday or anniversary. Let's show we in U3A care.

Jennifer Thomas


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Could you use the Books on Wheels Service? Up to 12 books/audio tapes can be delivered by volunteers to your house every 3 weeks. Simply call Hertford Library - David Rudd on 03001234049. You might even find you know your "Booklady" as several are U3A members.
Jennifer Thomas


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As levels of debit and credit card fraud increase Members are reminded to remain vigilant and protect themselves from financial losses.


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The RNLI has launched an education campaign hoping to help people who fall into the water :

Float to live: Fight your instincts, not the water

You fall into the water unexpectedly. What do you do?

a) Swim
b) Panic
c) Float

Many people would fight the effects of cold water by swimming hard or panicking – two potentially life-threatening instincts that can quickly lead to drowning. Floating until the cold water shock passes could save your life.

As part of our Respect the Water drowning prevention campaign, we’re urging you to fight your instincts, not the water, and remember one simple skill – floating. See how to float in our short film and interactive guide, then please share with others to improve their chances of survival too.

For more details CLICK HERE

Stay Safe,
Roger Slater

from Groundwork 


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The community charity Groundwork Hertfordshire is offering the following FREE support to eligible residents across the county!

Herts Healthy Homes Providing tailored support to help keep you warm, safe and healthy in your home, including:
● Help accessing grants for home insulation and new boilers as well as financial support to help cover energy costs.

● Installation of draught-proofing and other energy efficiency items such as radiator reflector panels, water-saving shower heads.
● Referrals to free services available including fire and home safety visits, falls prevention, smoke free teams, community meals and more!
If you, or someone you know, would benefit, call HertsHelp [0300 123 4044].
Green Aiders is a one-off garden clearance service for residents who are physically and financially unable to cope with their gardens. Slots are limited. To book your space, call:
Emma Reynolds at Groundwork Hertfordshire [01707 255 185]


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MUDLARKS are expanding their gardening support in the community. Their new Special Branch Department offers usual garden help on a regular basis. They will use your brown bin for small amounts of rubbish but as normal, will take larger bits away. Sounds just what we older gardeners need! Contact:
Jennifer Thomas (Welfare Officer)
Or Claire, the Mudlarks’ leader direct: [07507 869545]


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You'll never guess! We may not be able to recycle foil anymore but we CAN re-use plastic bottle tops! Please wash them first and bring them to the monthly meeting. They will be sold and the cash goes to the Hospice Movement and the actual plastic is reformed and makes wheelchairs. Amazing isn't it, so let's see what we can do?
Jennifer Thomas