Interview with Eddie Chan (Chair of CWT 2008-2013)

Engineer-turned-charity-worker looks after elderly Chinese alone in Britain

Today's London is full of Chinese faces ranging from young students to experienced professionals and curious tourists. But among them is a growing population of isolated elderly Chinese who are desperately in need of help, according to a charity organization.

"At present, there is no care home or shelter housing in and around London sympathetic to elderly Chinese people's cultural needs, where they can live in peace, harmony and dignity," says Eddie Chan, chairman of the Chinese Welfare Trust.

"We are here to help because sometimes a little help can mean a lot. For example, a conversation in Mandarin can save an elderly Chinese person from becoming depressed, or reminding them about taking medicine can keep them healthy."

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