Pastoral Care

The Pastoral Care role has recently been transferred to Sheila Rowland.

As we are all aware, such is life that challenges previously not encountered regarding one’s health, or that of a loved one, can impact unexpectedly and traumatically on anyone – and they don’t come with a handbook on how to cope! It is therefore proposed to extend the existing pastoral care role by creating links with relevant charities and organisations which provide valuable information, advice and sometimes support, for innumerable hardships in life – be it illness, disability, caring responsibilities, bereavement, loneliness, financial problems, IT issues, ageing – an endless list! This information will be relayed via monthly newsletters, displays of publications, at suitable u3a events and in response to personal (confidential) requests.

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Accessibility at Bridges Centre

Members’ monthly meetings are held at Bridges Community Centre, Drybridge Park. Some group meetings and activities also take place at Bridges. Off street parking is available here outside the building, and disabled parking is adjacent to the building entrance. There are no external steps or slopes, and the entrance doors are automatic. The ground floor is fully accessible and level throughout, and there is space for wheelchairs. There is a lift to the first floor, and accessible toilets on both floors. There is a hearing induction system in the Agincourt room where the monthly meetings are held.

Accessibility at Ty Price

Some group activities and meetings are held at Ty Price, St Thomas Community Hall, St Thomas’s Square. There is no off street parking here. The approach on foot is a gentle slope to double entrance doors. The ground floor of the building is fully accessible and there is a disabled toilet. The stairs to the first floor are wide and well-lit with a handrail on both sides, but there is no lift. There is a hearing induction system on the ground floor.