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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 […]

Census 2021 is coming

If you need help with completing your Census 2021 survey form, our three Centres will be open, and our staff available, by appointment. Please contact us to arrange a time for you, telephone 0161 833 0377 ————————————————————————————————————————————— In March, all households in England and Wales will be asked to take part in the 2021 census – the once-in-a-decade survey that provides the most accurate estimate of our communities. The census is conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the UK’s national statistical institute which is independent from central government. Census 2021 will highlight areas of deprivation and show the […]

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  

Recruitment for Macmillan Volunteers

We are a group of volunteers supporting people affected by cancer. As the need in the community is growing bigger, we need people like you to volunteer your time in whatever way you can. There are many ways to get involved, and some of which are home-based, like talking with someone over the phone, providing emotional support, or general chatting.  Your help with practical support, such as cooking a meal, cleaning or gardening would also be appreciated. We provide training and regular meetings where you will gain skills and knowledge to give you confidence. We pay travel and subsistence expenses. […]

Dumplings of Love: Connected, not Abandoned – Covid19

“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 […]

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:   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: 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 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: