u3a and other websites
As a member of Su3a, you are also a member of National u3a and YAHR (Yorkshire and Humberside Region), and can take part in their events.
Virtual u3a is an Internet based u3a group. Click here for a video introducing the Virtual u3a.
Wild Apricot is the programme we use to store membership details. The link below will take you to the members’ log in page.
MOOCS (Massive Online Courses) are free internet courses (not U3A, but worth a look)
Help with digital tasks
Digital inclusion charity, Citizens Online, is offering free one to one support to learners to help them get on line and with other digital tasks and has just expanded their service in Yorkshire. This could be the answer for u3a members who are unable to connect with u3a activities on Zoom or to access newsletters through e mail, support could also help with online shopping and so much more.
To get started members should call the Digital Support Helpline on 0808 196 5883 and leave their name and number on the answer machine. They will then be contacted by Citizens Online and put in touch with a local volunteer Digital Champion who will offer support.
Maybe members are already online but struggling with a variety of tasks or not able to fully use their smart phone. Citizens Online is there to help people with most digital tasks and in some cases tablets are available to use. During lockdown support will be remote but once things get back to some normality the aim is for support where possible to be offered face to face. Please note that all Digital Champions are DBS checked and Citizens online adheres to the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
Winter Home Insulation Guide for the Elderly
*Practical tips and advice to help the elderly prepare for winter and stay healthy and warm during cold weather.
*A guide to improving the warmth and energy efficiency of seniors’ homes, including tips and FAQs on wall, loft, and roof insulation.
*Information about energy grants, winter assistance programs, and other cold-weather benefits that the elderly are eligible for.
*Other useful tips such as how to save money on energy bills and links to other useful tools and winter resources.