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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Citizen’s Commendation

Wai Yin Society were absolutely delighted, and honoured, yesterday afternoon, to receive a Citizen’s Commendation from Greater Manchester Police. The award was for: “Dedicated and continuous support, playing an integral part in forging strong community links with residents of China Town and further afield.

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New Term Classes Timetable (September to December 2017)

A new term classes timetable (September to December 2017) has been confirmed.  If you are interested in attending the class, please come to our Centre to do the initial assessment and enrolment.

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Radio Sheung Lok Nominated for 2017 Community Radio Awards

We are proud to announce that Radio Sheung Lok in association with All FM has been nominated for the 2017 Community Radio Awards: Community Development Project of the Year.   It is good to know that all the hard work of the Sheung Lok Radio team hasn’t gone unnoticed, bringing a voice to the local Chinese community in true pioneering spirit.

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Receptionist/Administrator

Wai Yin Society seeks an Receptionist/Administrator to provide administrative work at our main office on Swan Street. We are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal communication skills and reception skills, as well as good IT skills.

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Believing in Young People

We are delighted to announce that Wai Yin Society has recently achieved the Ambition Quality Bronze Award. This award is only available to organisations that provide services to young people.

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Day Trip to Rhyl North Wales

Wai Yin Society are organising a summer day trip to Rhyl, a seaside town, in North Wales, on Thursday 17th August 2017. The trip will be fun for all the family.

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Learning about Autism

Following the very successful talk about autism to parents and carers, earlier this year, given by a qualified medical doctor, we are now pleased to offer a six week training course. As places are limited, please contact Amy Wong on 0161 833 0377 as soon as possible, if you are interested.

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