Category Archives: Older People (Over 50)

Swansea U3A

 

University of the Third Age

Description of Organisation:
The University of the Third Age (U3A) movement is a unique and exciting organisation which provides, through its U3As, life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities. Retired and semi-retired people come together and learn together, not for qualifications but for its own reward: the sheer joy of discovery!

Members share their skills and life experiences: the learners teach and the teachers learn, and there is no distinction between them.

The U3A movement is supported by its national organisation, the Third Age Trust.

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Services Offered: Swansea U3A now has over 1500 members. We have weekly lectures and over 100 Learning Groups ranging from Anthropology to Youniverse Explorer.

We also hold social events including coffee mornings, outings, St. David’s day events, quizzes and Christmas lunches.

We use many venues for our different learning groups. For full details of all of our activities, please see our website at u3aswansea.org.uk
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Address:
U3A Swansea
PO BOX 779
Swansea
SA4 5BN
Phone Enquiries: - 07780 002262

Email: u3aswansea@me.com

Facilities Available: Various, depending on the venues that the individual groups are using.

Website: http://u3aswansea.org.uk

Contact Name: Sue Shannon-Jones
Position In Organisation: Chairman

Contact Address: U3A Swansea
PO BOX 779
Swansea
SA4 5BN

Contact Mobile Number: General enquiries - 07780 002262

Contact E-mail: Chair@u3aswansea.org.uk

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?: Parking varies according to the venues that the groups use.

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available:

Status Of Organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening/Meeting Times: Times vary according to the groups you are attending. See our Website for more information - u3aswansea.org.uk

What languages do you use within your organisation?: Mainly English but there are some Welsh Language groups.

Affiliations/Qualifications:No qualifications asked for, none awarded.

Charity Number: 1039347

Membership Costs/Charges: £10.00 Annual Membership.
Up to about £3 per group meeting depending upon the venue.
Weekly lectures are free.

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Oystermouth Historical Association

Local History organisation covering Oystermouth (also known as Mumbles).

Description: The association was founded in 1985. It holds nine talks a year on a wide range of historical topics - some local some of more general interest. An outing to a local place of historical interest is organised in the summer. Everyone is welcome to come along to meetings which are held at the Ostreme Centre in Mumbles.
Chair: Nick Hughes
Vice-chair: Gary Gregor

Services Offered: Local history talks, exhibitions. Contact the secretary for further information.

Organisation / Service Address:
Ostreme Centre,
Newton Road,
Mumbles,
Swansea,
SA3 4BA

Public Access At This Address: Yes

Contact Name: Kate Jones
Position In Organisation: Secretary
Contact Telephone Number: 01792 361466

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?
Car park adjacent to Ostreme Centre

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Access without assistance

Status of organisation: Voluntary/Charity

 

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50 and Fabulous

Any other names/acronyms which you are known by: Unity LGBT Centre

Description: Friendship and support group for lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender people age 50 and over.

Services Offered: Advice, support, befriending and social activities

Organisation/Service Address: Unity LGBT Centre
71 High Street
Swansea
SA1 1LN

Is public access available at this address: YES

Website: www.unitygroup.wales

Contact Name: Andrew Davies
Position In Organisation: CEO

Contact Address: Unity LGBT Centre
71 High Street
Swansea
SA1 1LN

Contact Telephone Number: 01792 346299
Contact Mobile Number: 07833 904501
Contact Fax Number: 346299

Contact E-mail Address: andrew.davies@unitygroup.wales

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?: Car Parks near by

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Access with assistance

Status of organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening/Meeting Times: Mon - Fri 10am - 9pm

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The Phoenix Choir

Description: We are a modern Male Voice Choir based in Swansea who love to sing popular music as well as the more traditional Male Voice Choir repertoire. As well as singing the kinds of song you would expect such as Gwahoddiad, Men of Harlech and Myfanwy, you can also hear us performing pieces such as Queen's 'Don't Stop Me Now', Bonnie Tyler's 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' and Robbie Williams' 'Angels'.

Services Offered: The Phoenix Choir can be booked to perform at Weddings, Birthday and Anniversary celebrations and any other occasion that requires an exciting male voice sound! If you would like to join this amazing choir, why not pop along to one of rehearsals (every Wednesday between 7:00pm and 9:15pm) and find your voice!

Organisation / Service Address: We rehearse every Wednesday at the Penlan Methodist Church, Heol Gwyrosydd, Swansea SA5 7AJ

Is public access available at this address: Public Access is permitted

Website: www.thephoenixchoir.co.uk

Contact Name: Reg Pinder
Position In Organisation: Recruitment Officer

Contact E-mail Address: regpinder@msn.com

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities? The Penlan Methodist Church has an enclosed car park

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Access with assistance

Status of organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening / Meeting Times: Wednesdays between 7:00pm and 9:15pm except August and Bank Holiday weeks.

What languages do you use within your organisation? English/Welsh

Membership Costs / Charges: £90 per annum

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Bishopston Men’s Society

Description: A social group that meets on the first and third Wednesday, September to April. To promote the education, recreation, welfare of its members and contribute to the cultural needs of Bishopston.

Services Offered: Stimulating talks, presentation and practical application of many subjects. Social events, parties, dinners. Outings Newsletter

Organisation / Service Address: BMS c/o Ted Howell
9 Brandy Cove Road
Bishopston
Swansea
SA3 3HB

Is public access available at this address: With permission

Facilities Available: The meetings are held in St Teilo's Church Hall, The Glebe, Bishopston. Refreshments are served after the talk.

Website: www.bishopstonmenssociety.webs.com

Contact Name: Ted Howell
Position In Organisation: Treasurer/Membership

Contact Address: Ted Howell
9 Brandy Cove Road
Bishopston
Swansea
SA3 3HB

Contact Telephone Number: 01792 233998

Contact E-mail Address: tbms@live.co.uk

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities? Small car park by the side and rear of the Hall.

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Access without assistance

Status of organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening / Meeting Times: First and third Wednesday from September to April. Meetings start at 7.30pm.

What languages do you use within your organisation? English

Membership Costs / Charges: Membership Fee: £15 per year Membership Year September to April.

Publications Produced: Newsletter

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MEEA Project

Description: Available to any person aged 50+ from a minority ethnic background. The purpose of the project is to ensure that minority ethnic elders have accurate information and advice, that their needs are represented, and that they know their rights.

Services Offered: The project advocates on behalf of minority ethnic elders over 50 years of age on over a variety of issues including housing, immigration, access to healthcare, benefits and language issues.

Organisation / Service Address: Swansea Bay Regional Equality Council
101 Mansel Street
Swansea
SA1 5UE

Is public access available at this address: Yes

Facilities Available: 1 to 1 advocacy Craft classes Regular trips/outings Home visits if required

Website: sbrec.org.uk/whats-new/m-e-e-a-minority-ethnic-elders-advocacy-project

Contact Name: Rebecca Heslop
Position In Organisation: Advocacy Officer

Contact Address: Swansea Bay Regional Equality Council
101 Mansel Street
Swansea
SA1 5UE

Contact Telephone Number: 0792 457035

Contact E-mail Address: rebecca.heslop@SBREC.org.uk

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities? On street parking - 1 hour

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Access without assistance

Status of organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening / Meeting Times: Monday - 9am - 5pm Tuesday - 9am - 5pm Wednesday - 9am - 5pm Thursday - 9am - 5pm Friday - 9am - 4.30pm Saturday - Closed Sunday - Closed

What languages do you use within your organisation? English, Welsh, Polish, Begali, Urdu, Arabic, Punjabi, Farsi
Registered Charity Number: 1146712

Company limited by guarantee Number: 07106774

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Ty Croeso

Affiliated with Cyldach Methodist Church.

Tuesday – 10-12: Food Bank

Thursday – 10-12: Welsh Learners

plus occasional courses on apsects of health & well-being, money management and cultural activities

Address: 97 High Street, Clydach

Public Access At This Address: Yes

Contact Name: Rev. Pam Cram
Position In Organisation: Minister

Contact Address: 86 Pontardawe Road, Clydach, Sa6 5PA

Contact Telephone: 01792 845942

Contact E-mail: pcram@headweb.co.uk

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Morriston Big Band

Morriston Big Band was formed in November 1995 with its main ethos to ensure “Big Band” music and traditions live on. The band comprises 19 musicians, with the usual line-up of 4 trumpets, 5 trombones, 5 saxophones, guitar, keyboards, bass, drums, vocalist, providing a wonderfully full and rich sound. The band includes swing, pop and jive in its repertoire . Recent tours abroad include in 2002 to Holland and 2007 to Belgium. Recently appeared on television programme about Morriston. Regularly play in Council parks and give concerts in Singleton Botanical Gardens.

Description of Organisation: The MBB is available to play at all kinds of corporate or private functions including concerts, outdoor events, weddings and dances throughout South and West Wales. The band plays swing and pop jive.

Website: www.morriston-bigband.co.uk

Contact Name: Mr John Jenkins
Position In Organisation: Band Manager and Secretary

Contact Address: 3 Ramsay Road,
Clydach

Contact Telephone:01792 842290
Contact Mobile: 0797 0424456

Contact E-mail: johnjenkins1@talktalk.net

Opening Times: Rehearsal times every Tuesday between 7.30 - 9.30pm at Morriston RFC.

Cost of Membership/Charges: Prices vary depending on the gig. We are open to negotiation, please contact the band manager for details.

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Hazel Court

Housing Association offering homes for families and older people. Extra Care housing available in Sketty in modern scheme with onsite communal facilites such as gym, hairdresser and restaurant.

Facilities Available:
Fully equipped training room with on site restaurant offering full catering service for hire at reasonable rates. Conference Hall which seats 100 persons available for dancing clubs, exercise classes etc. Also wet and dry craft rooms. All new and luxurious facilities.

Website: www.hazelcourt.org.uk

Contact Name: Mrs Sarah Mann
Position In Organisation: Hazel Court Manager

Contact Address: Hazel Court
Sketty Park
SA2 8BP

Contact Telephone: 01792 285900

Contact E-mail: sarah.mann@fha-wales.com

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities? Unspecified offstreet parking

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Accessible to wheelchair users with assistance

Opening Times: Office open Monday to Friday 10-1 and 2-4

Cost of Membership/Charges: telephone for prices or visit site at http://www.hazelcourt.org.uk

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South West Wales Industrial Archaeology Society

The SWWIAS is an organisation for all people, academic and general public, who have an interest in industrial archaeology and history, local history, metallurgy, metallurgical industries, coal mining, industrial housing, railways,  canals, transport of Swansea and the south west Wales region.

Services Offered: No formal services but there is a great depth of knowledge with the membership.

Website: www.pete-hutch.co.uk/swwias

Contact Name: Mr Alan Williams
Position In Organisation: Hon. Secretary

Contact Address:
73 Pastoral Way
Tycoch
Swansea
SA2 9LY

Contact Telephone: 01792 205068

Contact E-mail: LDR87e@tiscali.co.uk

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities? Unspecified offstreet parking

Opening Times: Third Tuesday in the month from September to April (excluding December) 7.30 - 9.00

Affiliations/Qualifications:Affiliated member of Association for Industrial Archaeology. British Association of Friends of Museums.

Publications Produced:
Newsletter/Bulletin (approx. three times per year)

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Burma Star Association

The Burma Star Association was formed in 1951 to foster that spirit and comradeship experienced during the Burma campaign (1941-1945). It has branches in Australia, South Africa, Canada and America

Description of Organisation: Meets 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm at the Royal Welch Fusiliers Club, 29 Walter Road, Swansea

Address: Royal Welch Fusiliers Club, 29 Walter Road, Swansea

Contact Name: Mr Kenneth Sydney Evans
Position In Organisation: Secretary - Treasurer

Contact Address: 28 Three Cliffs Drive
Pennard
SA3 2BN

Opening Times: 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm

Cost of Membership/Charges: £20 for life membership

Publications Produced: Occasional Branch Newsletter

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Ty Fforest Community House

TyFforest is a community house for the people of Fforesthall and Ravenhill. It is run by volunteers from the local community. We provide activities for children and young people, adult education, volunteer placements to develop your skills, an over 50s club, and plenty more. We also hire out rooms to generate income for our activities. The purpose of Ty Fforest is to improve our area and give people pride in their community.

Description of Organisation: Please see our website for the latest timetable.

Address: 12-14 Rhodfa'r Brain,
Fforesthall,
SA5 5EB

Website: www.tyfforest.ik.com

Contact Name: Mr Graham Davies
Position In Organisation: Chairperson
Contact Telephone: 01792 579572

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities? Unspecified offstreet parking

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Age Cymru Swansea Bay

Description of Organisation:
Age Cymru Swansea Bay is a vibrant, independent local charity. We work at the heart of the community to meet the needs of older people aged 50+

Services Offered: Advice & Information, Welfare Benefits, Housing Advocacy, Home Services, Supporting People, Hospital Discharge, Advocacy, Digital

Address:
Sun Alliance House,
166/167 St. Helen's Road,
Swansea,
SA1 4DQ

Website: http://www.agecymruswanseabay.org.uk

Contact Address:
Sun Alliance House,
166/167 St. Helen's Road,
Swansea,
SA1 4DQ

Contact Telephone: 01792 648866

Contact E-mail: enquiries@agecymruswanseabay.org.uk

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?
1 hour on street parking in neighbouring streets. 1 disability parking space at the rear of the building - accessible entrance also at the rear

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available:
Access without assistance

Status Of Organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening Times: Monday to Thursday 9.30am to 4.30pm and Friday 9.30am to 4.00pm

What languages Do You Use Within Your Organisation? Bilingual (Welsh/English)

Affiliations/Qualifications:
e.g. membership of professional bodies

Charity Number: 1140989

Cost of Membership/Charges:
e.g. £10 per year membership. Please include any concessions or discounts

Publications Produced: e.g. newsletters, directories, leaflets, etc

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Pennard Garden Society

A village based society with wide interests. Our Secretary is Janet Jones 234705.

Services Offered: We meet at 7.15 on the second Monday of the month from October to April in the small hall of Pennard Community Hall and organise outings to gardens in the summer months.Our Annual Show of vegetables, fruit, flowers and produce takes place on the second weekend of August in Pennard Community Hall. The show is open to members and all residents of the parish of Pennard .

Public Access At This Address: Yes

Contact Name: Janet Jones
Position In Organisation: Programme Secretary

Contact Address: 15 Heatherslade Road
Southgate
Swansea
SA3 2DD

Contact Telephone: 01792 234705

Contact E-mail: janphil15@waitrose.com

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities? Car park adjacent to Community Hall

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Access with assistance

Status Of Organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening Times: 7.15 pm second Monday in the month

Cost of Membership/Charges:
£3 pa individual renewable each January
£5 pa couple renewable each January

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Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust

We provide information and advice about the archaeology and historic environment and local history of the area. 

Services Offered: Regional Historic Environment Record, providing information on sites and monuments in our catchment area. Advice on archaeology within the planning process. Advice also given on conservation and preservation of sites of archaeological and historic interest. Talks and guided walks on archaeology and the historic environment provided on request to community groups, local history societies etc. Portable Antiquities scheme reporting centre Regional Historic Environment Record, providing information on sites and monuments in our catchment area. Advice on archaeology within the planning process. Advice also given on conservation and preservation of sites of archaeological and historic interest. Talks and guided walks on archaeology and the historic environment provided on request to community groups, local history societies etc. Portable Antiquities scheme reporting centre.

Address: Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust,
Heathfield,
Swansea
SA1 6EL

Public Access at this address: No

Website: www.ggat.org.uk

Contact Name:Enquires to switchboard/e-mail will will be routed to appropriate member of staff

Contact Address: Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust,
Heathfield,
Swansea
SA1 6EL

Telephone: 01792 655208

Contact E-mail: enquires@ggat.org.uk

Status Of Organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening Times: By appointment only (Monday - Friday 9.30 - 1.00pm and 2.00pm -4.00pm)

Charity Number: 1276976 (Wales)

Publications Produced: Occasional publications. No regular journal.

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