Archive for July, 2018

Vote for the Welcome Centre: Spirit of Manchester 2018 Award

We are excited to announce that the Welcome Centre has been shortlisted for the Spirit of Manchester 2018 Community Space Award. It would be greatly appreciated if you would click the link and vote for the Welcome Centre if you also think we deserve the award. The link is here:

International Extravaganza

We had the opportunity to publicise our services to the community (including Motiv8) recently at an ‘International Extravaganza’ in Bolton, Greater Manchester.  The event was held at at Moorgate Primary School, in Tonge Moor,  to create awareness of local services available to parents; representatives from Bolton CVS, Big Local and others were in attendance. Pictured above are Margarite Hodson (German teacher and ESOL coordinator), with Wai Yin Society’s Ling Tang, and Yen Siang Tan.  Note: Motiv8 supports people aged over 25 across Greater Manchester who need support to get their lives back on track – whether you are experiencing issues with health, […]

Innovative Help for the Homeless

We were delighted to host a group of students from the Manchester School of Architecture, in an exciting partnership,  for several months at our Welcome Community Centre in Cheetham Hill.  Our aim was to come up with some innovative solutions to the homeless problem in Greater Manchester.  One solution was a very low cost housing pod made from recycled materials that can comfortably sleep one person. Another was an IKEA style design manual to enable construction of, again, very low cost buildings for the homeless to use. We would like to congratulate the students on pushing forward the boundaries, and […]