This page contains requests for help that Ealing U3A has received from various organisations.

STUDY on BLADDER and BOWELS CONTROL from UCL Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology
Request from: Shirley Chiu, Trainee Clinical Psychologist

I am a clinical psychology doctoral trainee from University College London. I am currently studying the impact of worrying about bladder and bowels control on mood and daily activities. Two in every three women over 40, and one in two men, experience losing control of their bladder, and around 1 in 8 or 9 adults have experienced losing control of their bowels. Yet the impact of continence concerns is an under-researched area, particularly in the older population.

I would like to ask if any members of Ealing U3A would like to participate in this project. Participants are invited to complete an online anonymous survey (UCLPsych), which should take approximately 20-25 minutes.

I would be extremely grateful as I need to recruit more older people in order to complete this project. I hope the findings will expand our understanding on this stigmatised topic, which will be helpful in guiding our support for people with bowels and bladder control worries in the future.

Please do not hesitate to email me at shirley.chiu.16@ucl.ac.uk if you have further questions. Please see the Study information sheet 1 and Study flyer 1, which provide further information about this project.

[Request posted 30 January 2019]


Starting with the next issue (Spring Term, 2019), the Newsletter will contain a ‘Letters’ page. This will be your opportunity to present your views and ideas relevant to Ealing U3A members in the form of suggestions, comments, criticisms etc.

Letters for the next issue must be received by February 15, 2019.

Send them to Margaret Martin, 8 Gilbert Court, Hanger Vale Lane, Ealing, London W5 3AX or preferably by email to margaret8martin@talktalk.net

The Editors may edit letters before publication.

Here is your opportunity to make your views known - so get writing now!

[Request posted 14 January 2019]

EALING U3A - MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL FOR 2019 - For the attention of all Ealing U3A members

IMPORTANT - General Data Protection Regulation act 2018

This act requires us to ensure that all information kept on members is accurate and up to date. Therefore we are asking you to complete a membership form when you renew.

Click here - Membership form - to access the form, which can be filled in online. You then need to print and sign the form before handing it in or sending it, along with your annual subscription. We will also have copies of the form at our Thursday meetings.

The membership fee is reduced to £25 for the year January-December 2019.

At a Thursday meeting you can pay, preferably by cheque made out to “EALING U3A”, or with cash. Please write your first name on the back and leave the cheque, together with your completed renewal form, on the desk and pick up your membership card at the interval.

New members who joined in the Autumn term 2018 also need to renew their membership for 2019 but do not need to complete the form

A reminder that you must be a paid up member of Ealing U3A to attend any Group activities. If you do not come to the Thursday meetings, you can either renew by post or ask another group member to bring your fees with the form to a Thursday meeting. If you are unable to print the Membership form ask your Group Convener to bring one to your Group meeting.

Postal Renewal
If you would prefer to pay by post then please send a cheque to the address below. To receive your new membership card please enclose a Stamped Addressed Envelope, unless you can arrange for someone to collect it at a Thursday meeting. Send to:
Membership Secretary
Ealing U3A
c/o Ealing Green Church
Ealing Green
London W5 5QT

[Request posted 9 January 2019]