Health Promotion: Living Well after Cancer

We have successfully applied for a small grant to run upcoming events in Jan/Feb 2018, to raise awareness of cancer, and to encourage people to join a nationwide cancer screening.  The first is a health promotion talk, presented by Gary Witham of MMU Research Institute for Health and Social Change.

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Manchester Supplementary School Accreditation Award

We are delighted to announce that, we are the first organisation to receive the new Manchester Supplementary School Accreditation Award, Foundation Level. Manchester City Council have recently created this award to prioritise safeguarding, and to keep children and young people safe in our city.

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Wai Yin is a Listed SELT Course Provider

We are excited to share the news that Wai Yin Society has recently been listed as a SELT (Secure English Language Tests) course provider for Trinity’s UKVI approved English Exams. This means that we help learners prepare for A1, A2 and B1 English tests, which are required for visa applications.

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Revised Jan – Mar 2018 Course schedule

Both English and Chinese version of revised Jan – Mar 2018 Course Schedule have been uploaded.  Please see attachment.

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Wai Yin Opening Hours at Xmas 2017 & New Year 2018 慧妍社聖誕節和新年開放時間

2oth December 2017 (Wednesday) 星期三   Closed at 1.00pm 開放至下午一時 25th December 2017 (Monday)星期一   Closed 休息 26th December 2017 (Tuesday)星期二   Closed 休息 27th December 2017 (Wednesday)星期三   Closed 休息 1st January 2018 (Monday)星期一   Closed 休息

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Jan – March 2018 Course Schedule

Hello all, our new term is starting in January 2018. Please click below for the new term schedule.

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Vietnamese Academics Visit Wai Yin Society

Recently (23rd October) we were delighted to welcome a group of academic visitors from Vietnam to Wai Yin Society. They spent time with us learning about the UK’s system of, and our specific model of health and social care that we apply at our Sheung Lok Wellbeing Centre.

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China Women’s Delegation Visits Wai Yin Society

We were pleased to welcome a delegation of visitors from Jiangxi Provincial Women’s Federation, People’s Republic of China, to our offices on Friday 27th October. We explained in a series of presentations and discussions the needs and challenges that we, and our service users, faced since our beginnings in Chinatown some 30 years ago to Chinese women and their families in order that they participate fully in British life;  the vastly expanded services (including health and social care, anti-poverty, welfare advice, family support, youth work, ESOL lessons) that we now deliver from our three Centres in Greater Manchester to people […]

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Universal Credit Training Session

We were delighted to welcome Chris Hulse, Partnership Manager, Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), to Wai Yin Society Head Quarters, on Wednesday 18th October, to deliver training on the new Universal Credit System. Our team of AQS accredited advice workers, other staff and volunteers (17 attended the training), listened to how the new online claim system will work, and how we might best help our clients understand and navigate the new system confidently, without unnecessary delays and difficulties.

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Annual Staff and Volunteer Appreciation Lunch 2017

Wai Yin Society recently celebrated the commitment and hard work of all staff and volunteers (including the Trustees) at the annual appreciation lunch on Friday 6th October 2017. More than ninety participants were in attendance including friends and family.

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Manchester Half Marathon Fundraiser

I would like to inform you that Woon Cheng has raised £560 from running the Manchester Half Marathon on Sunday 15th October, and she completed it in 2hours and 30 minutes!   We would like to give her a big thanks for her fantastic effort, to raise money for Wai Yin Society, and also to prepare for this race event.

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Day Trip to Bolton

A few remaining places available for a family day trip to Bolton, on Monday 23rd October  (during the school half term break). Activities / Venues include:  Smithills Open Farm (includes donkey rides, animal feeding, tractor and trailer rides & milking cows etc.

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Adult Mandarin Conversational Class for Beginners

Hello all, We are now offering Adult Mandarin Conversational Class for Beginners! This course is suitable for: learners who are new to the language learners who may have some informal exposure to the language previously learners who want to focus on speaking and listening in daily contexts When?

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Radio Sheung Lok -ALL FM – Bronze Award

I am delighted to announce that Radio Sheung Lok – ALL FM received the Bronze Award for Community Development Project of the year from the national Community Radio Awards on Saturday 23th September, which took place in Bristol, South West England. A panel of over 50 judges drawn from the BBC, commercial radio, community radio, other media and also academia selected the best programmes and stations from more than 350 entries from 70 community radio stations, and from every corner of the UK.

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Writing the Future

We were delighted to host part our Lottery Heritage Funded Project – Writing the Future (Young Roots) in  partnership with Manchester Museum on 16th September 2017. This took the shape of a Family Fun day for interested members of the public.

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