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Manchester is a City for Life

Manchester’s new age-friendly strategy, “Manchester: A City for Life 2023-2028”, was launched today. The strategy has been developed in collaboration with the Age Friendly Manchester (AFM) Older People’s Board, the Age Friendly Assembly, and key strategic partners, services, and frontline workers. The strategy is fully aligned with the Making Manchester Fairer Action Plan and Anti-Poverty Strategy (2022-2027). The new strategy builds on previous progress and looks to a vision for Manchester over the next five years. It proposes a series of immediate and preventative responses to address the ongoing impact of the pandemic and the ensuing cost-of-living crisis on the […]

Upcoming Events for BNO Visa Holders

A few upcoming events for BNO Visa Holders will be held at the Wai Yin Welcome Centre this month. Please find the details below. St. Patrick’s Day Spring Party – Monday 13th March 2023, 10am to 3pm Introduction to Employment and Workplace Culture in the UK – Monday, 20th March 2023, 10m to 3pm Introduction to CVs, Application Forms and Interview Skills in the UK – Monday, 27th March 2023, 10am to 3pm Venue: The Welcome Centre, 18-32 Brentfield Avenue, Cheetham Hill, M8 0TW Free lunch included. If you are interested, please register here: For any enquiries, please contact […]

Children’s Tutorial Classes

Please see promotion leaflet and timetable for the children’s tutorial classes: Tutorials re-start on Monday 12th September 2022. Best Regards, Amy Wong  Family Outreach Worker

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 […]