Meeting minority needs
Meeting minority needs

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Meeting minority needs

1 The Chinese Welfare Association's Carer Support Project, Belfast

This audio course features a project that was set up in Northern Ireland specifically to support Chinese carers. It is one of several projects being run by the Chinese Welfare Association in Belfast at that time.

The Chinese Welfare Association

The Chinese Welfare Association is a voluntary organisation which exists as ‘the voice and ears of the community’.

Mission statement

To secure the future of the Chinese community in Northern Ireland within a framework of racial equality and enable all sections of the community to fully participate in both the development of the community and in the wider society.

Core aims

  • Enabling and supporting community development and developing the community infrastructure within the Chinese community.

  • Providing or securing services which meet the social and health needs arising out of the disadvantaged position of the Chinese community.

  • Enabling children and young people to realise their potential as active citizens within both the Chinese and the wider community.

  • Developing cultural awareness within both the Chinese and the wider community and working towards the elimination of racism and discrimination.

  • Securing the resources and facilities needed to achieve the core aims of the organisation.

(Annual Report of the Chinese Welfare Association, 1998)

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