Archive for 2017

Revised Jan – Mar 2018 Course schedule

Both English and Chinese version of revised Jan – Mar 2018 Course Schedule have been uploaded.  Please see attachment.  All the courses will start in January 2018.  Please do signpost your service users to us if you know of anyone who would like to learn English or ICT skills. If you have any other questions, please just ask Ling or Joyce, tel: 0161 833 0377   Jan – Mar 2018 course schedule (Revised) Jan – Mar 2018 course schedule (Chinese version)

Jan – March 2018 Course Schedule

Hello all, our new term is starting in January 2018. Please click below for the new term schedule. Do signpost your service users to us if you know of anyone who would like to learn English or ICT skills. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, Tel: 0161 833 0377   Jan – Mar 2018 course schedule (Chinese version) Jan – Mar 2018 course schedule

Writing the Future Project Celebration Event

Wai Yin Society is dedicated to provide services to Black Minority Ethnic communities in Greater Manchester,  and our Family Unit delivers projects to address the needs of BME families, including Dealing with Crisis, supporting, family welfare and Youth work. As a part of that, we operate the Writing the Future Project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.  The aim of this project is to support young Chinese people to understand more about Traditional Chinese characters and Cantonese speaking. This project started in January 2017 and young people are meeting regularly to carry out research, attending workshops for different skills and having […]

Vietnamese Academics Visit Wai Yin Society

Recently (23rd October) we were delighted to welcome a group of academic visitors from Vietnam to Wai Yin Society. They spent time with us learning about the UK’s system of, and our specific model of health and social care that we apply at our Sheung Lok Wellbeing Centre. As a result of their visit, they indicated that they will be taking back the good practices, that we have learned, to their country. (Photo: Wai Yin Society CEO, Circle Steele, welcomes academic visitors from the Institute for Family and Gender Studies at the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, Prof. Minh Nguyen, Dr […]

China Women’s Delegation Visits Wai Yin Society

We were pleased to welcome a delegation of visitors from Jiangxi Provincial Women’s Federation, People’s Republic of China, to our offices on Friday 27th October. We explained in a series of presentations and discussions the needs and challenges that we, and our service users, faced since our beginnings in Chinatown some 30 years ago to Chinese women and their families in order that they participate fully in British life;  the vastly expanded services (including health and social care, anti-poverty, welfare advice, family support, youth work, ESOL lessons) that we now deliver from our three Centres in Greater Manchester to people […]

Universal Credit Training Session

We were delighted to welcome Chris Hulse, Partnership Manager, Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), to Wai Yin Society Head Quarters, on Wednesday 18th October, to deliver training on the new Universal Credit System. Our team of AQS accredited advice workers, other staff and volunteers (17 attended the training), listened to how the new online claim system will work, and how we might best help our clients understand and navigate the new system confidently, without unnecessary delays and difficulties. There was a useful question and answer session, and Chris emphasised the value of Wai Yin Society’s work as a partner, especially […]

Annual Staff and Volunteer Appreciation Lunch 2017

Wai Yin Society recently celebrated the commitment and hard work of all staff and volunteers (including the Trustees) at the annual appreciation lunch on Friday 6th October 2017. More than ninety participants were in attendance including friends and family. Heart warming speeches were made, and certificates awarded to all our star volunteers. The event was a great success! We celebrated the hard work and achievements of all our staff, and especially volunteers without whom we could not survive and flourish. These include: our newly formed, and award winning, community radio volunteers, as well as tai chi performance group, line dance organisers, cycling […]

Manchester Half Marathon Fundraiser

I would like to inform you that Woon Cheng has raised £560 from running the Manchester Half Marathon on Sunday 15th October, and she completed it in 2hours and 30 minutes!   We would like to give her a big thanks for her fantastic effort, to raise money for Wai Yin Society, and also to prepare for this race event.   She is our STAR women runner.  Well Done!

Day Trip to Bolton

A few remaining places available for a family day trip to Bolton, on Monday 23rd October  (during the school half term break). Activities / Venues include:  Smithills Open Farm (includes donkey rides, animal feeding, tractor and trailer rides & milking cows etc. Middlebrook Shopping Centre , one of the largest in the UK, for some early Xmas shopping etc.  Please contact Chelsea, Sun,Woon or Amy for more information [Tel]: 0161 833 0377 [Address]: Wai Yin Society 66-68 Swan Street M4 5JU

Royal Exchange Elders Day

We has a great time participating in Elders Exchange Day on Sunday 01 October. Part of National Older People’s Day and the Age of Creativity Festival, this is a national initiative, England’s first nationwide festival celebrating older people as makers and artists! The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, welcomed over 800 people into their building on Deansgate, city centre, to take part in conversations, improvisation, movement and writing workshops, screen printing as well as performers who presented Tai Chi, spoken word and a singing concert. Our elderly group from Sheung Lok Wellbeing Centre gave a wonderful Tai Chi demonstration performance, and some […]

Adult Mandarin Conversational Class for Beginners

Hello all, We are now offering Adult Mandarin Conversational Class for Beginners! This course is suitable for: learners who are new to the language learners who may have some informal exposure to the language previously learners who want to focus on speaking and listening in daily contexts When? –  Every Wednesday, 5:30pm-7:30pm Where? – 66-68 Swan Street, Manchester M4 5JU How long? – 10 weeks How much? – £135 per learner What others have said about our class?  Firstly I would just like to thank you for the classes you delivered for us – I know all three of the […]

Radio Sheung Lok -ALL FM – Bronze Award

I am delighted to announce that Radio Sheung Lok – ALL FM received the Bronze Award for Community Development Project of the year from the national Community Radio Awards on Saturday 23th September, which took place in Bristol, South West England. A panel of over 50 judges drawn from the BBC, commercial radio, community radio, other media and also academia selected the best programmes and stations from more than 350 entries from 70 community radio stations, and from every corner of the UK. Well Done “SUPER STARS”, Louise and our wonderful volunteers! Wai Yin Society’s good reputation is spreading far […]

Writing the Future

We were delighted to host part our Lottery Heritage Funded Project – Writing the Future (Young Roots) in  partnership with Manchester Museum on 16th September 2017. This took the shape of a Family Fun day for interested members of the public. There were over 100 participants on the day and they all had the opportunity to try Cantonese Chinese calligraphy, Cantonese speaking and Chinese ink blowing. There was also  a special workshop for people to make cards and take home to their loved ones. The day event was very joyful and successful. The Confucius Institute also participated with some Mandarin workshops, which […]

Citizen’s Commendation

Wai Yin Society were absolutely delighted, and honoured, yesterday afternoon, to receive a Citizen’s Commendation from Greater Manchester Police. The award was for: “Dedicated and continuous support, playing an integral part in forging strong community links with residents of China Town and further afield. The Society has cemented an invaluable and professional relationship withthe police and partner agencies to alleviate barriers between them and the local communities.” I would personally like to thank our staff, volunteers and service users for their vital contribution, and look forward to further serving our local communities in this way.