SCLT Minorities Outreach Team Hosted by Bristol & Avon Chinese Women's Group
Tuesday 1st September 2015 has seen SCLT volunteer Roger Ibrahim of the SCLT Minorities Outreach Team, visiting the regular meeting of the Bristol & Avon Chinese Women's Group at St Agnes Church in the St Pauls district of Bristol.
In the autumn of 1988, at the inaugural meeting of the National Federation of Chinese Women in Birmingham, four young Bristol women came up with the idea of establishing an organisation to support the needs of local Chinese women and their families. After a consultation meeting with local Chinese women early in 1989, and under the auspices of the Overseas Chinese Association, a successful application for funding was made to Bristol City Council.
The Bristol Chinese Women's Group was born shortly afterwards. In 1992 the Group's success attracted funding from the old Avon County Council and the Group changed its name to the Bristol and Avon Chinese Women's Group.
The main thrust of the Group's work has always been to break down the isolation experienced by Chinese women and their families, supporting them to overcome language and cultural barriers and access services. The Group has worked hard at this and developed a good reputation both among statutory partners and the Chinese community.
Roger is the lead volunteer on the SCLT Minorities Outreach Team, he said, “I have enjoyed my visit to the Bristol and Avon Chinese Women's Group, they are an amazing organisation and have been a pleasure to visit. I would like to pay special thanks to Ms Heriaty Holt, who simultaneously translated my safety presentation into Manadarin for the audience and also worked hard to translate my PowerPoint presentation in advance - quite an achievement"
"I hope that some of my advice will have struck a chord with the members and they can enjoy later life to the full with their club, while also being mindful to the dangers of senior fraud and deception "
Every member of the audience rceived a personal copy of the award-winning Senior Siren magazine, which is packed with advice and tips on staying safe into later life