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North Manchester Network (Wai Yin Society)

We are pleased to announce the start of a new project on Monday 6th July 2020. Our Wai Yin Society work provides welfare advice sessions, and community/employment skills for young people within the Harpurhey and Cheetham Hill areas and local BAME/migrant communities. This is part of the COVID-19 recovery plan. We would really like to thank the Lottery Community Fund, and all the ticket purchasers who ultimately fund all these community projects.  #nationallottery For more information, please email [email protected] or telephone 0161 833 0377  

Zoom English for Seniors

ESOL for Seniors 長者英語班 日期 Date:星期一 Monday (七月左右開始 Starts from around July) 時間 Time:上午 10:00至上午 11:00 (10am – 11am) 地點 location: 網上 ZOOM – online Zoom 導師Teacher:  Patrick Steele “如果您不知道如何安裝 “Zoom”,我們將嘗試帮助您如何在智能手機或平板電腦中安裝”  “If you don’t know how to install Zoom, we will try to support you how to install it on your smartphone or tablet” 歡迎 55 歲以上有興趣的人仕報名 Welcome to those who are 55 years old and above to register 詳情請致電  0161 513 4127 常樂長者中心 For details, please call Sheung Lok Centre on 0161 5134127  請聯絡黃姑娘或翁姑娘   Contact Louise Wong or Sou Ha Yung

WIN Conference 2020 (On Line) – Wai Yin

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! […]

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 […]

Sheung Lok Radio (All FM 96.9) Training

We are delighted to offer training in radio production (bi-lingual) to new volunteers.  Thanks are due to funding from Ambition for Ageing. We will train you in all aspects of radio production, including driving the desk, designing your own show, radio law, interview techniques etc. Our training is designed to prepare you for your live show so you have all the skills and confidence to broadcast independently. Please listen to our recent podcasts at:  https://www.waiyin.org.uk/podcasts/ The training programme, first session is on Friday 10th January 2020, 2 – 4 pm, and runs to 20th March 2020 For more information, please […]

New Course Timetable (新課程時間表)

Wai Yin’s ETE Team have published our exciting new timetable for the new term which, as always, offers a wide range of courses for everyone in the community. Our classes always aim to give our learners the tools to improve their English and ICT knowledge whilst learning a wide range of valuable skills which will help them to improve their employment prospects, access volunteering opportunities and live independent lives. This term we are offering ESOL classes based around employability, health, food safety and budgeting, as well as our hugely popular DIY and furniture upcycling courses. Our well attended ICT courses and drop-ins have […]

Day Trip to Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House is a stately home in Derbyshire, England, in the Derbyshire Dales 3.5 miles northeast of Bakewell and 9 miles west of Chesterfield. The seat of the Duke of Devonshire, it has been home to the Cavendish family since 1549. In the film, ‘Pride and Prejudice’, Chatsworth was used as Pemberley, the residence of Mr Darcy. We will make a summer day visit on Thursday 8th August.  For any enquiries, and to book, please contact Amy Wong or Rainy Tsang or Susan Crabb or Wai Ling Tang (Tel: 0161 8330377 ) 如有任何查詢請聯繫, 黃靜韻(Amy)或曾姑娘或Susan Crabb 或鄧慧玲, 慧妍社

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 […]

VOLUNTEERS’ WEEK 2019

Volunteers’ Week is a time to say thank you for the fantastic contribution volunteers make, nationally. During the week, hundreds of events and celebrations take place across the country, saying thank you to volunteers and recognising their invaluable and diverse contribution to the UK. Without our loyal and committed volunteers, Wai Yin Society would not have been able to serve the community so effectively during the past 30 years.  We will also host an annual event for our own volunteers later this year, but just to say to all volunteers up and down the country. Well done everybody!

Wai Yin renews AQS Award for General Advice Services

We are delighted to announce that Wai Yin Society has yet again renewed its award of the Advice Quality Standard. The Advice Quality Standard (AQS) tells you that we offer a quality assured service. It communicates our commitment to professionalism, quality and customer care. Only organisations which have achieved the Standard will be able to display the AQS logo: We hold the Advice Quality Standard, which provides you with assurance that the we have met certain criteria that demonstrate a commitment to quality. For further information, please see the AQS website: www.advicequalitystandard.org.uk

Race the Dragon!

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 […]

Dragon Boat Festival 2019

Please come and support Wai Yin Society and our partner, Your Housing Group, at the annual dragon boat festival in Salford Quays on Sunday afternoon 12th May 2019.  We will be paddling in boat (team) number 8. Monies from charity sponsorship raised will go to MIND / Wai Yin Society services It should be a great day! We’ve set up a fundraising page for people to donate to the two charities: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/yhg-dragon-boat-race-2019

Wai Yin Courses in Salford

Wai Yin have just finished their first ESOL course in Salford called ESOL for Volunteering and Active Citizenship in partnership with Salford City College’s Community Learning Team. This course was held in Little Hulton where we worked with the Big Local, who gave us a venue for the course, as well as providing support by publicising it amongst their well established Salford partners and liaising with potential students who called into their premises to register. The course concentrated on enabling students to access opportunities to improve their English and employment prospects by learning about the benefits of volunteering. Part of […]

Manchester Junior & Mini Run 19 May 2019

Calling all junior runners, and families!  Wai Yin Society, and the Maya Project, are participating in the Junior & Mini Run, for the first time, this year. If you and your children would like to join us, then please contact Amy: 0161 833 0377.  

Can you Run for Wai Yin Society?

Calling all fun-runners, “fund-runners”, joggers, and even serious runners. To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we would like you to join us and help us raise  funds for our future activities and services. For further details, please contact Fundraising Team by 0161 833 0377 or [email protected] Or, please follow the steps described in the link below: Poster for 10k run (2)