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

VOLUNTEERS needed for Thursday morning Chairs rota
Request from Ealing U3A Committee

We need more volunteers to put chairs out before our Thursday morning talks.

Volunteers work in teams of 4, and are asked to arrive at Ealing Green Church by 9.30 a.m on the days they are on duty. They are responsible for putting out the chairs, tables, and screen before the lecture, and for putting them away again. There is usually help putting the chairs away at the end of the morning.
Each team is only needed once a month, and if we get enough volunteers, this might be reduced to once every 5 weeks. The rota is drawn up well in advance, and we quite understand that people may sometimes be away and unable to take their shift.

If you feel you could help, please get in touch with Ed Baker who now co-ordinates this rota - contact him via the Chairs Rota link - or speak to Ed or to Sylvia Stirling, Ealing U3A Secretary on a Thursday morning.

[Request updated 16 June 2019]

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]