Leigh & District


This page includes information on the National u3a, Regional Networks and Local u3as as well as some other relevant links likely to be of interest to u3a members.

National and Regional u3a

The Third Age Trust – the u3a National Group – The national representative body for u3as in the UK. It underpins the work of local u3as by providing educational and administrative support to their management committees and to individual members and assists in the development of new u3as across the UK. Membership of The Third Age Trust is a requirement in order to use the u3a name and logo.
The North West Region of u3as – The region includes the counties of Cheshire, Cumbria, and Lancashire plus the Metropolitan Boroughs within Greater Manchester and Merseyside and all contiguous Unitary Authorities. Follow the links to the events they organise and run, their newsletter and other documents.
The Greater Manchester Network of u3as – a group of fourteen u3as within the Greater Manchester area who got together at the end of 2014 to form a mutually supportive network based on a common set of interests.
The Virtual u3a – an online-only u3a, affiliated to the Third Age Trust. It is like a local u3a except that its activities take place on the Internet. A target group for the vu3a is older people who are isolated through location, illness or immobility – but all are welcome and there are members from around the world.

Local u3as

Upholland & District
For all other groups use the national Find a u3a web page

Local Events

Holy GroundsAnything Goes Craft Fridays

Other Links that may be of Interest

Age UK Wigan BoroughWigan & Leigh Pensioners LinkWigan Council Shared LivesWhats on in Leigh West
See Around BritainThe OldieGalloways Society for the BlindHearing Dogs for Deaf People
Catalyst Science Discovery CentreWigan Community BookWigan & Leigh Carers CentreHealthwatch Wigan & Leigh
Leigh Film Society