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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

How to Recycle Right

We know not speaking English as a first language is often a barrier to recycling for people in our diverse communities. To help with this, Manchester City Council has created short, subtitled videos giving advice on what to do with household waste and recycling. These videos are in the 11 most widely spoken languages in Manchester, including English.   For the other languages: Arabic Bangla Cantonese English Farsi Gujarati Kurdish Polish Punjabi Somali Urdu  

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  

“Reaching Out to M8”celebrates Funding from National Lottery

  Wai Yin Society Welcome Centre “Reaching Out to M8”celebrates after receiving funding from the National Lottery to help local people in disadvantaged areas A leading North West Charity, Wai Yin Society, is today celebrating after being awarded £496,000 over four years in National Lottery funding to support its work with local people in North Manchester. The Welcome Centre, based in Brentfield Avenue, Cheetham Hill, will use the funds to deliver support, education, training, employment and community integration for local people living in North Manchester, many of whom have diverse ethnicities, and English being their second language. Circle Steele, CEO […]

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