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.
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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。
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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.
We've listened to your feedback...and here's a second round of hate crime online counselling workshops that emphasise on peer support. In collaboration with the Chinese Community Health and Wellbeing Service.
Mandarin - 15/4, 6-8pm
Cantonese - 27/4, 10am-12pm
English - 1/5, 10am-12pm
Sign up here: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/Asianhatecrime/
We and our partners at Protection Approaches and Newham Chinese Association have produced a 2-page info sheet in 7 different languages on hate crime to support community members. Help spread the word so that more people can benefit from understanding what a hate crime is and what to do when it happens.
This 2-page info sheet is in English, Chinese and the following ESEA languages:
All versions of the info sheet can be downloaded from the website of Protection Approaches:
Hate crime | Protection Approaches (scroll down to the bottom of the page which says 'info sheets')
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.
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, October 2020)
We are pleased to announce that free counselling sessions will be available to Chinese, East and Southeast Asian victims who are residents in the Greater London area.
This forms part of the resources available through the national project on "Confronting Covid-related Hate". We are grateful to the London Community Response Fund who has enabled us to offer this valuable service to benefit our community members.
The Chinese Community Health and Wellbeing Service will provide bilingual counsellors (Chinese and English) who are qualified clinical practitioners. The service is free of charge and provided in strict confidence. During lockdown all counselling sessions will be provided remotely via phone or video conferencing apps.
Please get in touch by calling 07464890902 and leave a message. A counsellor will return your call to make a booking.
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