Welcome to Wai Yin Society

Wai Yin has been serving the communities of Manchester and Greater Manchester since 1988.

Dr Sylvia Sham, 1960 - 2016

A tribute to Wai Yin's most prominent figure

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Wai Yin signs up to a Memorandum for social care and wellbeing

On Friday 12th May, I attended a very important meeting at Manchester’s Town Hall.

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Wai Yin participates in Manchester 10K

Year of the Tiger 2022

Happy Chinese New Year

Welcome to Wai Yin Society

Wai Yin Society has been supporting, empowering and working in partnership with Chinese individuals and families since 1988, when we were founded by a group of community-minded Chinese women. Since then, Wai Yin has become one of the largest BME community centres in the UK, sustaining its operations through commissions and contracts with mainstream organisations. As the Society has grown, we have developed a range of employment, education and community services for Chinese men and women and for other ethnic minority groups, including Somali, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Indian and many European nationalities. The Society aims to challenge all forms of discrimination and social exclusion through the provision of diverse and reactive services, delivered by a team of qualified social workers, nurses and other professionals.

We're on Virgin Money Giving

If you are looking to organise a fund raising event or want to donate money to us, consider using Virgin Money Giving to make it easier to fundraise for us.  You can visit our page at https://www.waiyin.org.uk/virginmoneygiving and donate or sign up to fundraise on our behalf.

Alternatively you can email us at [email protected] for more ways to donate and raise funds for us.

Our services

Women and Parenting Services

Education Services

Crisis Support Services

Our Mission is:

“To reach out and empower people, achieve better lives and create opportunities to overcome barriers”.


Wai Yin Society is an organisation led by
 Chinese women, which provides Education
 and Social Welfare services to
 minority communities in the
 North West of England. 


Latest News

Wai Yin in numbers


Wai Yin was founded in 1988


Users visit Wai Yin's three centres each week


Different nationalities access our services


Juanita has been involved with Wai Yin for 30 years


Volunteers give their time on a regular basis


Staff provide essential services to our users