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General Presentation about Wai Yin Chinese Women Society, showing how it has grown since it was created in 1988.

General Presentation about Wai Yin Chinese Women Society, showing how it has grown since it was created in 1988.

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  • 1. Wai Yin Chinese Women Society
    • General Presentation
        • Created Tuesday 15 th December 2009
  • 2. Introduction
    • Introduction of Wai Yin’s services
    • Our roles and responsibilities
    • Our achievements
  • 3. Introduction of Wai Yin Chinese Women Society
    • A registered charity organisation
    • Company Limited by Guarantee
    • Established for 20 years
    • Over 60 members of staff (F/T & P/T), more than 50 active volunteers
    • Yearly turnover: £1.4 million
    • Apart from Head Office, there are 3 off-site services in Manchester
  • 4. Where are we based? Main Headquarters Sheung Lok Older People’s Day Centre 1 st Floor, 61 Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3HZ Grosvenor Centre, Justin Close, Chorlton on Medlock, Manchester M13 9UB
  • 5. Where are we based? Kwan Wai Caf é, St Lukes Kwan Wai Caf é, Daisy Bank Road Day Centre Daisy Bank Road Day Centre, Daisy Bank Road, Victoria Park, Manchester, M14 5QN St Lukes Neighbourhood Centre, 1 Guidepost Square, Longsight, Manchester, M13 9EA
  • 6. Wai Yin Chinese Women Society Organisation Structure (Oct 09) Director Sylvia Sham Senior Manager Kwan Wai Project Manager (F/T) Mark Greenwood Assistant Director Lisa Mok Senior Manager (F/T) Jenny Tsang General Advice serviced by Volunteer Family Team Family Learning Project Co-ordinator (F/T) Pui Management Committee Adult Learning Officer Wai Shun Yip Health & Social Care Education Training and Employment (ETE Team) Finance & Admin Elderly Project & Elderly Carers (F/T) Irene Pang Kwan Wai (MH) Acting Team Leader (F/T) Stella Chu Elderly Project Assistant (P/T) Jenny C Family Team Leader (Acting) (F/T) Alfred Chung Education, Training & Employment Team Leader (F/T) Sheila Standard P/T Tutors Quality Administrator (P/T) Brandi Skipalis Admin. Team Nathan, Anna, Connie, Crystal, Pat Centre Driver Mr Lai & Tommy Chow IT Technicians (P/T) Sou Ha, Boh Cleaners Sin Youth Project Link Worker (F/T) Jeff Lee Women Project Worker (P/T) Christine Activities Support Worker (P/T) Sou Wan Kitchen Team & Cleaner Lin, Xing, Yee , Lucy Kwan Wai Linkworkers (F/T) Vanessa SEVA Development Worker (F/T) Louise Wong SEVA Development Worker (F/T) Tom Griffiths SEVA Development Worker (P/T) Carol Jenkins Kwan Wai Café Team Sou Wan, I Iok, Su Mei Learners Support Workers Miranda Lam (P/T) Chinese Young Carer Outreach Worker (F/T) Angel Lee Acting SEVA Team Manager (F/T) Mark Greenwood Active Citizens Project Worker Pik Yee Si Tho ETE Administrator Worker Pik Yee Si Tho Volunteering Project (P/T): Juanita Yau, Sandy Lo and Volunteer
  • 7. Health & Social Care Unit Children’s Project Youth Project Women & Parenting Project Kwan Wai (Mental Health) Project Older People Project
  • 8. Education, Training & Employment (ETE) Unit
    • Partnership between 4 BME organisations in Greater Manchester
    • Skills for Life training
    • ESOL for job seekers
    • Enterprising skills
    • NVQ Assessment Centre
  • 9. Volunteering Scheme General Advice Services
  • 10. Other Services
    • Police drop-in service
    • Legal Advice Service
    • Welfare Advice Service
    • Multi-cultural partnerships: e.g. drop-in services
    • for refugees group from Red Cross
    • Hate Crime Report Centre
    • Cultural Awareness talks to other organisations
  • 11. Our funders Our service partners
    • Inspired Sisters
    • Business Bolton
    • CAB
    • NCT (National Childbirth Trust)
    • African Caribbean Mental Health Project
    • MAES
    • LearnNet
    • MANCAT
    • One Parent Families Ginger Bread
    • Schools
    • MCCR
    • Oxfam
    • Red Cross
    • St John Ambulance
    • MANCAT
    • Pakistan Resource Centre
    • Other Chinese organisations
    • And, a lot more...
    • Manchester NHS Primary Care Trust
    • Barnardos
    • Greater Manchester Police Force
    • Working Links
  • 12. Wai Yin’s Roles & Responsibilities as a ‘bridge’ Tackle language barriers
    • Language support: interpretation services
    • English courses
    • Linguistically appropriate services: bilingual speaking staff
    Provide information
    • Inviting experts to deliver talks, e.g, health talks, benefits talks
    • Research to find out service gaps from Chinese community
    • Provide information through all projects & services
    • Consultation & feedback collection from Chinese community
    Cultural awareness
    • Provide Chinese culture talks to non-Chinese organisations
    • Promote Chinese culture by celebrating Chinese festivals, etc.
    • Promote integration but not segregation
    • Flexible centre opening days and hours
    Reach out ‘Hard to reach’ group
    • Location of Wai Yin
    • Reputation of Wai Yin within Chinese community
    • All outreach services
    Chinese Community UK society
  • 13. Our Achievements
    • Investors in People award Oct 2002 and 2005
    • Award for Excellent Services to Women in Manchester, Category: Education, Training & Employment Oct 2003
    • Pearl Award Oct 2004
    • One volunteer was nominated for the ‘One Small Step’ – Adult Learners’ Week Award 2005
    • ‘ One Small Step’ – Adult Learners’ Week Group Award 2005 to our Elderly Learners Group
    • One member of staff from the Youth Project has won the Manchester Inspiration Awards – ‘Make a Difference to Young People Life’ 2007
    • Awarded grade 2 in our February 2008 Ofsted Report
    • Achieved Matrix Quality Assurance Mark for Information, Advice and Guidance
    • Won both the Provider Excellence and Encouraging Diversity awards at ESF Award Ceremony
    • “ Community Woman of the Year” Award 2009 – Dr Sylvia Sham
  • 14. Our achievements Wai Yin staff collecting the North West ESF Provider Excellence Award (right photo) and the award itself (left photo)
  • 15. Our income from 2006
  • 16. New building
    • 66 – 68 Swan Street, Manchester
  • 17. Thank you 1 st Floor, 61 Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3HZ (T) 0161 237 5908 (F) 0161 228 3096 (E) info@waiyin.org.uk (W) www.waiyin.org.uk

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