Archive for the ‘Health & Social Care’ Category

Cultural Awareness Training

Culture awareness training 8 October Understanding cultural sensitivity and community diversity – the carers’ perspective presented by the Wai Yin Society. Cultural awareness training explores how culture shapes every part of how we behave and communicate. It provides the knowledge, skills and expertise to communicate effectively across cultures, and understand different perspectives. This session looks at how you can effectively engage with carers from the BAME community to identify and support their needs. Speakers will include Prof. Erinma MBE, from the Carisma Organisation, talking about African communities and Mel Safari, from the Linguagm Organisation, talking about the Iranian Community in […]

Health to Challenges Project Launch

An Age Friendly Event is taking place for the community:  on Monday 16th August 2021 from 11-2pm at Sheung Lok Centre, Justin Close Manchester M13 9UB Age friendly activities include: Tai Chi Class, Light Lunch and Health Talk, Health Watch Registration and Demonstration Contact:  Ms Yung or Stella Chu on 0161 513 4127  2021-8-16 Health Watch poster ed 2021-8-16 Fit bit Launch Day Poster English

Free Walk-In PfizerCOVID Vaccinations in ChinaTown

Faulkner Street Car Park, China Town, Manchester, M1 4EE Open to people aged 18+.  No ID or appointment needed, walk-in clinics: Sunday 25th July 1pm – 5pm Sunday 8th August 1pm – 5pm Sunday 22nd August 1pm – 5pm Our staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Cantonese and Mandarin speakers available. China Town vaccination clinics A5 flyers – English China Town vaccination clinics A5 flyers – simplified Chinese China Town vaccination clinics A5 flyers – traditional Chinese  

Carers Manchester Contact Point

Carers Manchester Carers Manchester is a partnership of statutory and voluntary organisations, working together to improve services for Manchester’s unwaged carers. This partnership has developed a new pathway for carers in the city to receive advice, guidance and support. Contact Point Carers Manchester Contact Point is a is dedicated helpline for carers to access for support and guidance. The team includes advice workers that can provide support in other languages. Call their helpline on 0161 543 8000 (Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm except bank holidays) Email [email protected] Visit and fill in an online enquiry form Locality based services […]

Carers Manchester Contact Point

The Contact Point acts as a first point of contact for all unwaged carers in Manchester, who require advice and support. This service is delivered through a partnership of Gaddum,  LMCP Care Link, Manchester Carers Forum and Wai Yin Society. Contact Point 0161 543 8000 (Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm except bank holidays) CMCP poster edited by Grace 05-11-2020 tradtional 2nd version.docx CMCP poster edited by Grace 05-11-2020 simplfied 2nd version.docx Gaddum致力为需要长期照顾家人或亲友,而非受薪的照顾者,提供经济援助及适切的服务。我们的团队都是都操流利英文及中文。若需要帮助,请联络黄姑娘07943 281093或0161 543 8000或电子邮件[email protected] 办公时间:星期一至星期五上午10时至下午4时  

Ambition for Ageing – Ageing Equally?

We are delighted to announce that the Wai Yin Society has been commissioned by Ambition for Ageing (AfA), as one of ten organisations, to deliver a research project as part of a wider programme, “Ageing Equally?” We will be researching how Chinese older people in Manchester, especially disabled people and those who speak different community languages, can grow old and happy Specifically, we will be exploring traditional Chinese beliefs of growing old, as well as difficulties faced by the older disadvantaged Chinese community in their daily lives, and gaps in services provided in order to reduce isolation and loneliness. We will […]

Crossing the Borders

You are invited to join Wai Yin to celebrate Crossing the Borders.  See artworks created by Wai Yin members with artist Julie Mosley on display in the gallery, depicting stories of migration and hear audio recordings expressing hope, loss and joy living in this country. Handle and discuss objects in the gallery’s collection and make your own journey inspired artwork. Saturday 13th July 2019, speeches at 1:30 pm  The artwork will continue to be on display in the gallery on the Floor 1 landing after the event. Crossing the borders, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, explores immigration and settlement […]

3 Days 2 nights Troon & The Ayrshire Coast Trip

三日兩夜特倫和艾爾郡海岸休閒度假 3 Days 2 nights Troon & The Ayrshire Coast 日期: 2019年 7月 12至 14日 (星期五至日 Fri to Sun) 集合時間: 早上 八 時四十五分 ( 8:45 am) 集合地點 : 曼城長途旅遊車站 Manchester Central Coach Station,                                                              , Chorlton Street, Off Portland Street, Manchester, M1 3JF 費用: 會員 : £105 非會員 : £115 人數 : 40人 截止報名日期: 2019年5月10日 費用包括: 車費及住宿在 Prestwick的 Adamton Country House Hotel 兩天的早餐和晚餐 所有臥室均設有連接浴室設施 享受艾爾郡海岸(Ayrshire Coast)美麗的風景 •探索拉格斯(Largs)和遊覽特倫(Troon) 詳情請致電 0161 272 7482 […]

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 […]