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Archive for the ‘CEO’s Blog’ Category
September 28th, 2020 | CEO's Blog |
“The importance of providing love, care and human connection for Chinese communities facing racism” Dumplings of Love: Connected, not Abandoned During the Covid-19 lockdown, basic human contact was a lifeline for many elderly and vulnerable Chinese people that the Wai Yin Society supports. A few weeks ago marked the Dragon Boat Festival, celebrated annually, especially amongst the older members of the Chinese community. They were very excited, some of them waiting for our minibus in their housing complex car park. Others stood outside their own doorways, waving, excited to receive their dumpling and to wish us a “Happy Dragon Boat […]
June 8th, 2020 | CEO's Blog |
We are delighted to join the partner network of WIN (Women’s International Network) Attending WIN Conference (on-line, 18th June) is an opportunity to exchange best practices in embracing diversity and initiating inclusive cultures. This event will provide you with inspiration, knowledge, practical tools and contacts to help you succeed and prepare for the future. It will help you lead the way and support others that do so too. Tickets for WIN Conference (on-line) can now be booked on the following Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/win-manchester-2020-tickets-108431094322?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch The Early Bird is available until 3pm on 15th June. We hope that you can join us! […]
May 16th, 2019 | CEO's Blog |
Our partner, Your Housing Group, participated in the dragon boat race on Sunday 12th May at Salford Quays to support two charities: Wai Yin Society and Manchester Mind. With a great deal of effort (sweat, but thankfully no blood and tears) from Your Housing and Wai Yin staff and volunteers, we managed to win two out of our three races during the day. This was achieved with little experience in boat rowing, and we demonstrated a great team spirit, and a “can do” attitude resulting in improved performance from heat to heat. All the paddlers listened to the drummer and […]
February 27th, 2019 | CEO's Blog |
There will be a Manchester walk for women, as part of the International Women’s Day activities, 2019. If you are available, please meet us on Saturday 2nd March at 1:30 pm in Chinatown, or 3pm in St Peter’s Square, when we intend to march in solidarity with Manchester for womens’ rights. For more details, please contact: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] or call 0161 833 0377 Manchester Walk for Women HQ and Sheung Lok poster
February 6th, 2019 | CEO's Blog |
In January 2018, the Chinese Welfare Trust commissioned a piece of research entitled “Chinese Community Centres in the UK: Changing Landscape, Challenges and Strategies for the Future”. The final research report was launched in September 2018. It aims to document the changes and coping mechanisms experienced by Chinese community organisations in the last ten years, based on information gathered from key informants from 14 Chinese community organisations in four major UK cities – London, Manchester, Birmingham and Liverpool. This forum, hosted by Lord Tom McNally, is an opportunity for stakeholders and policy makers to discuss various issues examined in the […]
December 21st, 2018 | CEO's Blog |
It was my pleasure to attend the annual Christmas Carols in the City concert last night in support of the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity. It was good too to meet up with a few friendly familiar faces! I wish you all a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year 2019.
November 21st, 2018 | CEO's Blog |
Age-Friendly Manchester is a partnership involving organisations, groups and individuals across the city playing their part in making Manchester a great place to grow older. It was approached by people from the Portuguese organisation of the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) who wanted to come to Manchester in November to find out more about Age Friendly work. Knowing that Manchester is the leading UK city in Age Friendly issues, they wanted to learn more about the city’s general projects and programmes. And as part of their visit on 20 November, they specifically asked to meet with Wai Yin Society regarding our well-being project. […]
November 19th, 2018 | CEO's Blog |
Yesterday, I was honoured to attend an unveiling of a permanent memorial and commemorate the Somme in Heaton Park. It was a moving ceremony with a performance by Feelgood Theatre and the Halle community choir to remember both those known and unknown who died in the battle there, and whom will never be forgotten. Thank you for inviting me to this special event.
November 14th, 2018 | CEO's Blog |
We recently welcomed a group of nursing students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) to our Wai Yin Society Sheung Lok Centre. Thank you to Dr Gayatri-Nambiar-Greenwood, Senior Lecturer, at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) who arranged the visit on Monday 12th November 2018. We provided details of our Wai Yin services, our particular health and social care model, and how it has impacted on the community based services provided in Manchester. We also shared insights, knowledge and discussions about the differences in health care and nursing systems between Hong Kong and England. They all enjoyed the study visit, learning […]
We were delighted to welcome a visit of the Chinese Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, to the North West Employers, and to our Wai Yin Society, on 6th November 2018. The delegation attended our Sheung Lok Wellbeing Centre in Ardwick, Manchester, in order to study our integrated work with local authorities and health providers. It was an enjoyable time of learning, connecting and sharing.
We recently took the opportunity to celebrate all the hard work and commitment of our wonderful volunteers during the year. Both the Lord Mayor of Manchester, Cllr June Hitchen, and the new Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Manchester, Zheng XiYuan, honoured us with their presence, to present certificates to more than 60 of our volunteers, as a token of our appreciation. Our volunteers are involved in a wide range of service activities at Wai Yin Society: such as Tai Chi, Mandarin teaching, Dancing, the Be-friendly scheme, Sheung Lok radio programme, and Macmillan solutions supporting cancer patients. Also […]
October 4th, 2018 | CEO's Blog |
Older informal carers are usually people over retirement age who are looking after a partner or disabled child. We have found at the Wai Yin Society that older Chinese carers need more support. Although many find caring a rewarding and loving expression of their relationship with the care recipient, they also tell us that they feel invisible and undervalued. Many of them experience declining health, which is exacerbated by caring for their loved ones. Many are left feeling stressed and exhausted. Older carers often receive no financial support, or do so only after going through a very complicated system. The […]
September 5th, 2018 | CEO's Blog |
I want to tell you about an exciting new project, which represents an investigation “crossing cultures, crossing time” for many people within our communities. In July Wai Yin Society received a National Lottery grant of £36,900 for an exciting heritage project – Crossing the borders – in Manchester. The project will focus on first generation Chinese immigrant who came over to the U.K. from China, Hong Kong, Macau, Vietnam and Malaysia. They all have fascinating stories to relate about the different political regimes they have lived under, how they made their way to Britain, and how they settled and made […]
August 8th, 2018 | CEO's Blog |
I, along with other selected representatives of the Chinese community, was invited by the new Consul General, Mr, Zheng Xiyuan, to meet with him recently in order to advise on how to enhance the interaction between the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China and the local communities in Manchester. This is an auspicious start to his term of office on July 25, and we look forward to a successful time of cooperation and mutual development!
June 6th, 2018 | CEO's Blog |
I had the pleasure of meeting with the Manchester Consul General, Dr Sun Dali, on 19th May. Dr Sun is returning to Beijing, and I would like to congratulate him on his work here in Manchester, and wish him all the best for the future.