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Chinese New Year Celebration 2019

CNY poster (Network)   Date: Tuesday 19th February 2019 Time: 18:30 –21:30 Venue: Glamorous Chinese Restaurant 2nd Floor, Wing Yip Business Centre. Manchester M4 5HU Price: £40 £35 for Wai Yin Members Free for children under 5 years old (no seat provided) 欲購門票或更多相關信息 請致電0161 833 0377或親臨慧妍社查詢 當晚設有舞獅, 抽獎, 表演及遊戲助興 For booking tickets or any further information, Please call 0161 833 0377 or visit our offices

Citizenship Preparation Courses 2019

Happy New Year! Wish you all the best for 2019.   Please be informed that new Life in the UK preparation courses will start on Tuesday, 8th January 2019 from 10am to 12noon at Wai Yin Headquarters.  If you have any users who need to apply for citizenship and need to do the preparation for the exam, please feel free to let them know, and apply for a place to study with us.   Please find the poster in both English and Chinese versions attached for your reference:   Life in the UK Poster Jan 2019 Life in the UK English Poster […]

Carols in the City

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. 

Somme 100 Memorial in Heaton Park

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.   

Visit of Nursing Students from Chinese University of Hong Kong

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 […]

Women’s Vote Centenary Celebration

Come and join us at the Welcome Centre every Tuesday 12:30 -2:30pm during November to learn more about the Centenary of the Women’s Vote, learn about the UK voting system and how you can participate.  Enjoy free refreshments and have a friendly chat about how you can make your vote count.  

Visit of the Chinese Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security

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. 

Volunteers’ Appreciation Lunch 2018

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 […]

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 […]

Day Trip to Liverpool

A few remaining places available for a family day trip to Liverpool, on Monday 22nd October, during the school half term break. Activities / Venues include:  World Museum, to see some China’s famous terracotta warriors; Albert Dock, which has the Maritime museum, Liverpool museum, Tate Modern and many more attractions. And of course, there is the Liverpool One Shopping Centre.   Please contact  Woon & Amy for more information [Tel]: 0161 833 0377 [Address]: Wai Yin Society 66-68 Swan Street M4 5JU.

Older carers: invisible and undervalued

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 […]

Revised September to December Course Schedule

Both English and Chinese versions of the revised Sep – Dec 2018 Course Schedule have been uploaded.  Please see web linked attachments below: Sep – Dec 2018 course schedule (Chinese version) revised 1 Sep – Dec 2018 course schedule (Revised 1) All the courses will start in September 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 questions, please just ask Ling, tel: 0161 833 0377  

Wai Yin Society welcomes the new Consul General in Manchester

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!      

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: http://bit.ly/SoM18CoSp

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 […]