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Thanks to the Institute of Neurology at UCL, we are able to offer more monthly support session to Chinese-speaking family carers who look after their loved one living with dementia. Spread the word and let more people benefit from this free support.
The NHS is offering its free flu and COVID-19 vaccines to people at greater risk of serious illness this autumn and winter and those who come into contact with them. This includes:
everyone aged 65 and over
care home residents
those aged 6 months old or over with
certain health conditions
frontline health and care staff
People aged 12 and over who share a
house with someone who’s at increased risk
The flu vaccine is also offered to most children, including 2 and 3 year olds, school-aged
children from reception to year 11, and those with underlying health conditions.
Links to documents translated into Chinese can be accessed in this link below:
Sports and dementia - bringing the community together
A fun-filled day of sports and dementia awareness-raising was enjoyed by all at the ESEA Dementia Awareness Football Tournament on 23 July. Thank you to the Frank Soo Foundation for organising this event and to Silver Jubilee Park Stadium and Hendon Football Club for opening its doors to the East and Southeast Asian community in the London Borough of Brent. Harrow Chinese School Dance Group and Brent Chinese Association contributed immensely to the smooth running and success of the event, which was opened by Cllr Orleen Hylton, the Mayor of Brent. The tournament brought out two important messages to attendees - stay active to maintain good brain health as we age and seek early support for dementia. Admiral Nurse Emily Lui and Dr Jessica Jiang from UCL. gave a talk each on spotting early signs of dementia and research efforts in the subject to help us understand the condition better. Thank you all!
Successful awareness-raising event during Carers Week 2023
Huge thanks to all who came and supported our awareness-raising event on Saturday 10 June for our Chinese-speaking dementia support service - the CWT Admiral Nurse Clinic - proudly co-developed with Dementia UK. The event was chaired by Trustee Dr Mark Lim, and we had Prof. Alistair Burns (National Clinical Director for Dementia and Older People's Mental Health at NHS England and NHS Improvement) who gave a pre-recorded opening speech. Dr Jess Jiang from UCL Dementia Research Centre talked about her observation on the very low rate of participation amongst people of Chinese, East and Southeast Asian origin in dementia research and how this could be linked to the stigma of the condition in our culture. Of course we had our first Chinese-speaking Admiral Nurse Emily who spoke about her service and its impact. She was joined by two carers who generously shared their experience of caring for people living with dementia. The event was also a way to say a proper thank-you to Francesca Liu-Powell who ran in the London Marathon for us this year. All in all it was a very successful event and we learned more about how dementia affected our community from different vantage points. We even managed to raise some funds for the service through raffle and auction! If you agree with what we do, please head over to our fundraising page and show your support. https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/8189
Come and support our awareness and fundraising event during Carers Week 2023 in London
We will be joined by guests from both sides of caring - those who provide care services and those who receive care support. It is also an occasion to showcase the flagship specialist dementia support service we co-developed with Dementia UK, which provides London with its very first Chinese-speaking Admiral Nurse. Please email us at email@example.com for a booking form.
Supporter Francesca Liu-Powell running the London Marathon 2023 in aid of CWT
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Support our work and donate on Franscesca's GoFundMe page:
Thank you to our friends at the East West Associate Singers!
Praise for the CWT Admiral Nurse Clinic: "Nurse-led dementia pilot proving a success for minority group"
Families being supported through a new dementia service for Chinese and South East Asian communities have shed tears during their appointments because up until now they felt they had “no one to turn to”, the nurse leading the project has said.
CWT Admiral Nurse Clinic in the Nursing Times
Find out more about the specialist dementia support service we co-developed with Dementia UK in an interview with Emily, our Chinese-speaking Admiral Nurse.
The Chinese community in London has benefitted immensely from the first-ever specialist dementia support service
The CWT Admiral Nurse Clinic has been helping community members living with dementia since end of September 2022 and demand for this service is growing healthily. In less than two months since the start of the new service, Emily Lui, our Chinese-speaking Admiral Nurse, has helped 16 families in five London boroughs live better with dementia who would otherwise be at a lost as to where to turn for advice and practical support.
Emily is also tasked to give awareness-raising talks in Chinese to the community on understanding dementia. Thanks to our community partners - Chinese Association of Tower Hamlets, Age UK Camden, Camden Chinese Community Centre, Meridian Wellbeing and London Chinese community Centre - we have been able to collaborate and take the important message of getting an early diagnosis of dementia to a wide audience. Well done Emily!
Donate and Support the Chinese Admiral Nurse Project
Chinese Welfare Trust is leading the way to deliver the first Chinese-speaking Admiral Nurse in our community to support people with dementia and their carers. We hope to raise a minimum of £30,000 in the first year to kick start the project.
This initiative is delivered in partnership with the national charity Dementia UK. Dementia is a growing area of health and social care concern. The Chinese community is at a disadvantage of not being able to access a 'one-stop-shop' service delivered by a Dementia specialist who speaks their language.
Admiral Nurses work together with families to provide the one-to-one support, expert guidance and practical solutions they need to live more positively with dementia each and every day.
Most Admiral Nurses work in the community for the NHS, and others work in care homes, hospitals and hospices. Admiral Nurses are continually trained, developed and supported by Dementia UK.
Make a positive difference and support CWT's efforts by raising awareness among your contacts and forwarding this donation processing link:
Charities Aid Foundation
Chinese Welfare Trust - Donate now (cafonline.org)
華福信託基金（簡稱「華福會」）正在積極籌募£30,000經費，培訓第一位能説華語的專業退智症護理顧問(一般叫做 Admiral Nurse)，服務在英患有退智症華人及其家屬和照顧者。
這些 Admiral Nurses 是註冊護士，在各社區NHS醫院或護老院工作。他/她們提供以家庭作為核心的服務，為退智症患者及其照顧家屬作出整體式的醫療支援建議、輔導及具體協助，讓他們有效地掌握全面的資料，認識退智症帶來的種種變化和挑戰，積極面對和迎接生活的每一天。
全英國目前約有300名 Admiral Nurses，但沒有一個能説華語。
首位為華人服務的Admiral Nurse 的工作由華福會管理，他/她在工作期間會不斷接受Dementia UK提供的在職培訓及支援。
退智症已經成為一個常見疾病。有部份在英華人因為語言障礙或文化差距因素，未能有效地直接使用主流的醫療及福利支援。華福會認為華社有逼切需要設立更有效的社區退智症支援，Admiral Nurse 服務的設立正是要向這方面邁出一大步。請支持華福會為這個計劃作出的努力。捐款專頁：
Charities Aid Foundation
Chinese Welfare Trust - Donate now (cafonline.org)
Open letter from NHS, charity and community leaders to people with a weakened immune system
We join together as NHS and charity leaders to encourage people with a weakened immune system to continue to book in or visit a walk-in centre for their COVID-19 vaccines.
Thank you for supporting the Chinese Admiral Nurse Project, Dr Wallace Tan!
Dr Tan is running the Birmingham half marathon on 1/5/22 in raising funds to improve the dementia care in the Chinese community in U.K.
The dementia community in particular in the Chinese speaking community is often the most neglected and vulnerable; the new project of the Chinese welfare trust will create a new post in a specialist dementia nurse and will greatly improve the quality of our Chinese elderly population.
Being a geriatrician, he fully supports this project.
We hope you will join us and kindly donate to this project
Brain health project to be launched in January 2022 with funding from Alzheimer’s Research UK
We are delighted to announce that CWT will be taking part in a joint research project commencing in January 2022 entitled “Improving knowledge and increasing understanding of brain health in order to prevent dementia across five major Chinese communities in the UK’. Led by researchers from the University of Wolverhampton and the University of West England, the project has been awarded funding by Alzheimer’s Research UK and will involve collaborative working with four other Chinese community centers in England - Chinese Health Information Centre (Manchester), Chinese Wellbeing (Liverpool), Chinese Community Centre - Birmingham (CCC-B) and Chinese Community Wellbeing Society (formerly Bristol and Avon Chinese Women’s Group).
The national project aims to (1) engage the local community to develop and design culturally appropriate brain health materials, (2) improve understanding and knowledge of brain health in the general Chinese population, and (3) impart knowledge to the Chinese community organisations on brain health, physical exercise and diet for Chinese elderly people and people with mild dementia. Collectively, we will be hosting 15 workshops across England and delivering culturally appropriate materials to enhance knowledge and understanding of brain health, in order to create greater openness about dementia and develop a dialogue about brain health within the communities. It is hoped that this will create a positive impact leading to early help-seeking for dementia.
This ARUK project ties in nicely with our own flagship project which we are developing with Dementia UK on training the first Chinese-speaking Admiral Nurse (dementia specialist nursing service that takes a family-centered approach). We are hugely looking forward to bringing the benefits of these two projects to the UK Chinese communities.
Police - CPS Webinar 21 April 2021
CWT is proud to have co-hosted the third webinar with CARG (Covid-19 Anti-Racism Group) on improving the ESEA communities' understanding on how the criminal justice system works in delivering justice on cases of hate crime.
The online event was held on 21 April and the contents were mainly delivered by the national hate crime lead at the National Police Chiefs' Council alongside two policy and legal leads from the CPS. As in the previous two webinars with the CPS, this one was well attended by delegates from across the country. The opportunity to have a dialogue with the police and decision makers was valued by the delegates and the discussion was lively and thought-provoking.
We thank the CPS and the National Police Chiefs' Council for being proactive and keen to engage with the Chinese and ESEA communities up and down the country during a time when so many in our communities have experienced or have been worrying about falling victim to hate incidents and crime. We will continue to explore ways to collaborate and reassure members of our communities going forward.
Online national conference on Covid-related Hate held on 9 March 2021
On 9th March, Chinese Welfare Trust, Protection Approaches and Newham Chinese Association hosted the first national conference on COVID-related hate, bringing together representatives from Chinese and ESEA community groups across England that have received training and support as part of our project funded by the National Lottery and the London Community Response Fund.
The conference provided an opportunity for members of the national network to share with each other and other stakeholders what they are doing to increase understanding of hate crime, and to support victims and witnesses. It was also an opportunity for community representatives to discuss their concerns around hate crime, the impacts the pandemic is having in their local communities, what support they would like to see in the future, and how they would like the national network to develop.
Sarah Owen MP opened the online conference in a pre-recorded video. In attendance were also representatives of our project funders who were invited to witness the positive difference their generous support has made to the staff and volunteers of Chinee and ESEA community organisations in equipping them with resources and training to rise to the challenge of Covid-related hate.
The national conference reaffirms the importance of collaboration between community groups and other stakeholders in the wider community. It is generally agreed that a community-led approach to combating racial hate crime is an effective way to help raise awareness among community members and bolster a robust support system for victims.
An outcomes paper with clear recommendations has been produced to capture the essence of the discussion at the national conference.
Articles about CWT in the CPS Hate Crime Newsletters
Our work on hate crime has caught some attention.
We are honoured to be invited by the Crown Prosecution Service to contribute an article to each of their last two issues of newsletter.
Our work involving the CPS since the arrival of Covid includes two CPS-led webinars on hate crime tailored for the needs of the Chinese, East and Southeast Asian communities in the UK.
The articles can be accessed here:
(special issue on National Hate Crime Awareness Week,