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Welcome Centre Women’s Group

Welcome Centre Women’s Group Do you want to meet other women? Would you like to join in fun activities? Do you want to make new friends? Would you like to try new things? Our new women’s group meets every Monday morning and you can drop in anytime between 9:30am and 12:00 noon to join in and enjoy refreshments with us. The group is a great space to meet, chat and try new activities together. We will be having some exciting speakers visit us to share their stories, artists and crafters to lead activities and we will be visiting interesting places […]

Wai Yin Spring 2022 New Courses

Wai Yin Spring 2022 New Courses Available Now. If you are interested, please feel free to register via the link below. For further information, please contact Wai Yin at 0161 833 0377.

Chalk to Talk

Chalk to Talk   Fun for everyone!   Join us on Thursday 14th October from 10am to 2pm for our Chalk to Talk event at the Welcome Centre.   This is an event open to BAME people of all ages and abilities held outside in our beautiful garden.   It’s a chance to meet people, talk and draw with chalk.   You can write messages, draw pictures and patterns, and get creative however you want.   You can join us for a few minutes or stay for the whole time.   So come along and bring your friends and family […]

Summer Activities at Wai Yin

Wai Yin are offering free activities for the community this summer. I have attached posters for you to share with your partners.   Online Tai Chi Sessions  These sessions offer gentle exercise with an emphasis on mindfulness and improved mental health with our tutor Robert. Participants can join online from home, or they can attend the Welcome Centre and take part there. Places are limited and participants will need to call Wai Yin on 0161 833 0377 to reserve a place.   Walking Group Our walking group is led by tutor David and is suitable for all abilities. The walks […]

Free Online Course – Introduction to Working in the Beauty Industry

Wai Yin have 2 new exciting courses starting in the week beginning 19th April! Working in partnership with Beauty in the Community we are offering our Introduction to Working in the Beauty Industry courses free and online.  These courses are led by professional tutors from our partner organisation and aim to give participants an introduction to this huge industry and opportunities to try new things, as well as chances to pamper themselves to improve their wellbeing during these challenging times.  Places are limited so please encourage people to register at

Census 2021 – Wai Yin Society – Census Support Centre

Please be informed that the three centres of Wai Yin Society, are the Census Support Centre, which can help you to fill out the Census form.   Below is the address of the three centres:   Wai Yin Headquarter – 66-68 Swan Street, M4 5JU Wai Yin Welcome Centre – 18-32 Brentfield Avenue, M8 0TW Sheung Lok Wellbeing Centre – Justin Close, Manchester, M13 9UB   Please call us for making an appointment if you need any help or enquiry about Census.   Below are the phone numbers for your reference.   0161 833 0377, 0161 513 4127 – for Mandarin and […]

Every day is a learning day. Never give up.

Every day is a learning day. Never give up.   Our daily lives may have changed recently. However, we have evolved and adapted to the situation to bring you some fantastic online learning courses.   The COVID-19 pandemic will not stop our passion and determination to serve our students.   Our online courses are always growing, but we currently have courses in the following subjects:   English ESOL Conversation Skills English ESOL Homework Club IT Class Gardening Group B1 Selt Life in the UK If you or someone you know is interested in these courses, please fill in the registration form […]

Wai Yin Zoom Gardening Group

Do you like gardening?  Would you like to talk to other gardeners during the lockdown?   Would you like to learn more from a gardening tutor?  Join our Zoom Gardening Group   Every Wednesday at 11am Please contact Susan on [email protected] or Ling on [email protected] to join. ***************************************************************************************************** 你對園藝有興趣嗎? 想与其他園藝的喜愛者交換心得嗎? 又或想安坐家中向一位園藝師學習 ? 慧姸社想約你每星期三早上11点通過zoom視像進行,歡迎您参加園藝小組。 由于該園藝師是外籍人仕,所以屆时會設有即時翻译 (廣東話和普通話)。 若你想参加園藝小組,請與下列人仕查詢及報名: [email protected] [email protected] Zoom Gardening Group Poster

Wai Yin Services Update: (Sheung Lok Centre, HQ Office and Welcome Centre)

We suspended face to face work during COVID-19 period.  If you need help, please call the following hotline or email us. Hotline:  07309329487 Email: [email protected] Services we provide: Befriending telephone support daily to our service users, carers and volunteers, such as Friendly Chat Providing telephone general advice, information and translation support (such as Health Professional assessment meetings, contacting GPs, benefit claims etc.) Collecting medicine (China Town) to Chinese older people using a partner service (Thank You Yang Sing) Signposting to a Chinese takeaway service for older Chinese people, if needs arise On line parenting course, children’s homework club, youth club […]

COVID-19 Update – Centre closures and temporary service suspension

Centre closures and temporary service suspension Wai Yin Society has been taking protective measures to safeguard the health and well-being of our service user, volunteers, and staff against the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 Coronavirus in recent weeks. And because of additional guidance from the government about non-essential contact and social distancing, regrettably, we have not taken the decision lightly to close all our centres and suspend our classes and activities at all the centres from Friday 20th March. But although we have stopped face to face working, we have positive ways to communicate with and support our service users such […]

Wuhan Novel Coronavirus 武汉新型冠状病毒

Wuhan Novel Coronavirus   Below is the information from UK Government website <>   Advice for travellers from Wuhan If you have visited Wuhan and develop a fever, difficulty breathing or a cough within 14 days, you should seek medical attention either in China or on your return to the UK. In the UK, please stay indoors and avoid contact with others where possible, call your GP or ring 111 informing them of your symptoms and your recent travel to the city.  If you are in Northern Ireland, call your GP.   Information about the virus  A coronavirus is […]

New Course Timetable from Jan to Mar 2020 (新課程時間表)

Wai Yin’s ETE Team have published our exciting new timetable for the new term (Jan to Mar 2020) 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. During this period Wai Yin is offering courses in a variety of locations throughout Manchester and Salford, working with partners old and new, to reach as many learners as possible. Please […]

A visit to the Chatsworth House on 8th August 2019

On Thursday 8th August 2019 Way Yin’s members, ETE learners, Motiv8 participants and families from the Manchester Maya Project visited Chatsworth House in the Peak District.  The group travelled in two coaches from the Welcome Centre in Cheetham Hill and the Dr Sylvia Sham Centre in Manchester city centre.   We were very lucky as the weather was absolutely beautiful which meant that we were able to spend a lot of time exploring the beautiful gardens on foot and by the land train.  We saw all the famous features, including the amazing Emperor Fountain and the Cascade, and we also ate […]

Wai Yin Courses in Salford

Wai Yin are proud to report that we have had a second successful term of courses in Salford in partnership with Salford City College’s Community Learning Team. This term we have built on the success over the spring term and run three courses, two ESOL courses and one ICT course. Our ICT course was called First Steps in ICT and was aimed at absolute beginners or those who are nervous about taking their first steps into the digital world. It took place at Pendleton Gateway and was run by our experienced tutor, Rebecca, who guided the learners through learning how […]

Motiv8: Building Better Opportunities for Greater Manchester

Wai Yin Society is a delivery partner of the Motiv8 programme, providing holistic support to empower and support Motiv8 participants. This includes IT classes, work club support, money and debt advice, ESOL courses and befriending, lunch and leisure classes. Motiv8 transforms people’s lives by helping them overcome the challenges and barriers they face to get back on track. By improving people’s wellbeing, confidence and employability skills, we increase people’s chances of accessing training or finding a job. Motiv8 is being led by Manchester Athena, a partnership of housing providers working together to transform people’s lives. The programme will support nearly […]