Annual General Meeting – 2019 Trustees Report for the Financial Year ended 31 December 2019 INTRODUCTION The Goan Welfare Society (GWS) was founded in March 1983, to provide limited assistance to the community living in the UK. The original Trustees passed away and responsibility for the Charity was handed over to the Goan Association...
Annual General Meeting – 2019 Trustees Report for the Financial Year ended 31 December 2018 INTRODUCTION Three caring Goans founded the Goan Welfare Society (GWS) in March 1983, to provide limited assistance to the community living in the UK. The original Trustees passed away and responsibility for the Charity was handed over...
Reducing Heart Disease GWS takes the health of the Community very seriously: We have encouraged the over 45s to visit their GPs for health checks. We have employed Nurses to run sessions at G.O.A. functions providing free BP checks and advice on healthy eating.
Controlling Diabetes In conjunction with the G.O.A., free diabetic checks have been available at the Goan Festivals. In view of the large number of diabetics within the community, we have been encouraging all to reduce sugar intake by avoiding the serving of pre-sweetened beverages at various social gatherings and by...
Preventing Homelessness When sudden and short-term events threaten to make a family homeless, GWS steps in to provide financial help for necessities until the situation is resolved. It would be useful if we could call upon volunteers who are fluent in English and Konkani to help as interpreters.
Dealing With Dementia GWS has provided advice with Care Packages and deal with Social Services. Where necessary we arrange for visits to members of the Community who are in Care Homes. We would like more volunteers, especially medical professionals  to come forward and help in an advisory capacity.