Archive for the ‘Health & Social Care’ Category

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) from Portugal visit Age Friendly Cities – Manchester

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. […]

Spirit of Manchester Awards 2018

We were delighted to receive the Partnership and Collaboration Award, on behalf of and as a key partner, for the Maya Project. A collaborative approach to support Black, Asian, minority ethnic and refugee women and girls in Manchester, dealing with crisis, accessing help and support, developing aspirations and achieving dreams. A big thank you to the key workers at Wai Yin Society: Amy, Woon and Joanna and let’s not forget our unsung heroes, Connie, Lisa Ngan, Anita, Patrick, Ting, other project staff and volunteers who supported the project with home visits, activities and booking arrangement etc.   Note: The Spirit of Manchester Awards […]

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 […]

Recording Memories

Wai Yin Society are commencing a new macmillan solutions project. Please see leaflet(s) linked below: New Leaflet It’s a pioneering service that allows people with life-threatening illnesses, or those receiving palliative care, to record their life story on audio CD. It’s a remarkable project in many ways – not least because a team of volunteers is at its heart. If you would like to join us, please contact Anny Chan, email [email protected] or telephone 07856 212 942 (Note: photos of “Basil”, the macmillan information bus in Manchester’s Chinatown)  

Macmillan Appreciation Event 2018

Recently, Wai Yin volunteers participated in an Macmillan Solutions appreciation event, in a night of fun and positivity, at the Castlefield Rooms, Dukes 92, Manchester. It was a fabulous evening with time to reflect on our collective achievements in 2017 of providing 4,780 hours of support to 549 cancer patients.  Wai Yin will be holding our next Macmillan volunteer recruitment on Wednesday 25th April, 10am – 2pm, at Sheung Lok Wellbeing Centre. For more information, and to register, please telephone Anny Chan, 0161 833 0377 or email [email protected]  

Health Promotion: Living Well after Cancer

We have successfully applied for a small grant to run upcoming events in Jan/Feb 2018, to raise awareness of cancer, and to encourage people to join a nationwide cancer screening.  The first is a health promotion talk, presented by Gary Witham of MMU Research Institute for Health and Social Change. 23 Jan 2018 Tuesday, 2pm – 4 pm, Sheung Lok Centre, Wai Yin Society In English / Cantonese. Please refer to the link /poster: What you can also do now? You can also be one of our Cancer Champions; take only 3 mins to watch the video by clicking the following link:  Then, you […]

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 […]

Cycling and Social Inclusion

(Wai Yin Society welcomes Mobike) The recent upturn in popularity of cycling on British roads does not seem as evident for ethnic minority groups or the disadvantaged in British society. This is an area for research. However, we are very pleased to welcome Mobike, a Chinese bike sharing company, to Greater Manchester. Recently, launched, many of you will have seen their bright orange vehicles dotted around Manchester and Salford. I myself have tested their bikes both in my Easter holidays in Beijing, and now in Manchester. Their wide accessibility and inclusiveness (cheap to use, no language and cultural barriers) are […]

Breastfeeding Festival: Understanding Communities and Cultures

On Saturday 24th June, 2017, I was invited to speak on Chinese cultural awareness around pregnancy, labour and breastfeeding, at the Salford Royal Hospital annual breastfeeding Festival. The audience comprised a mixture of healthcare professionals – doctors, midwives, nurses, and healthcare visitors – as well as parents from the public. During the Question & Answer session, a specialist paediatric doctor asked for my advice on how to overcome barriers such as Chinese women not accessing peer support in the first month after childbirth, particularly if they do not leave the house. It is important to raise awareness of cultural and […]

Community Radio Sheung Lok

Working with partner, All FM radio, Wai Yin Society now broadcasts community radio from its elderly centre in Ardwick. For further details, please contact: Louise Wong, telephone 0161 272 4782

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.  Here, I represented Wai Yin Society to sign up to a new Memorandum of Understanding, that sets out a framework for health and social care services to help and support the people of Greater Manchester by working alongside public bodies such as Primary Care Trusts. This agreement is the basis of a powerful new relationship between the statutory health sector and the voluntary and charity sector, helping to improve health and social care services across the region.  Many other community organisations attended and signed up to […]

Health Talk: Know More about Diabetes

The health talk on the topic of diabetes given by Denise Megson, a  University of Salford nursing lecturer, on the 3rd May, was a great success! Around 20 people from the BME community attended whom received a lot of health information and advice on this national epidemic. 講座 – 糖尿病知多一點點 Health Talk – Know more Diabetes 日期Date:  2017年5月3日  (星期三Wed) 時間Time:      早上11時至中午12時 地點Venue:   常樂中心Sheung Lok Wellbeing Centre Justin Close, Manchester, M13 9UB 講員:   Denise Megson (University of Salford講師) 歡迎參加!  詳情請與Louise Wong聯絡 For more information, please contact Louise Wong 電話: 0161 272 7482

4 Days 3 nights Torquay

Summer trip from 16 – 19 June 日期: 二零一七年六月十六至十九日 (星期五至一) 集合時間: 早上 八 時四十五分 集合地點 : 曼城長途旅遊車站 Manchester Central Coach Station, Chorlton Street, Off Portland Street, Manchester, M1 3JF 詳情請致電 0161 272 7482 請聯絡周姑娘及翁姑娘 Sheung Lok Elderly Centre 常樂長者中心 Grosvenor Centre Justin Close, Manchester M13 9UB Torquay National Holidays    

Ambition for Ageing Community Radio

Due to cultural and language barriers, most Chinese older people switch their TV and radio to Hong Kong and China channels. Since then, Wai Yin regularly broadcasts on Radio Television Hong Kong 5 (RTHK5). We have had lots of feedback and requests from Manchester BME Chinese residents as many of them obtained information through these broadcasts. As a result, we felt that there is a need to provide community information to the wider Chinese community. Therefore a pilot project worked with ALL FM to produce ‘Radio Sheung Lok’! We had two live shows on the 1st and 30th September. To […]