We are committed to providing high quality, culturally appropriate, community-based services that enable individuals to live independently in their own homes for as long as possible. We believe that everyone deserves to live a full and independent life, regardless of their age or background. We are here to help older people stay independent, healthy, and connected to their community.
We are a well-established charity supporting older people from Chinese and other communities in Liverpool, Sefton and the Wirral.
The charity, formerly known as Merseyside Chinese Community Development Association (MCCDA) was incorporated on 27th November 1989.
Chinese Wellbeing provides practical and responsive services to individuals and their families and advocates for the social care needs of the Chinese community. We seek to promote physical, mental and social wellbeing, independent living and appropriate participation among the local community. It is this context that we set up our mission, value and principles.
Aims of Our Work
Chinese Wellbeing delivers a suite of services that aim to:
Advocate on behalf of our clients – and help them develop and use their own voices.
Promote physical, mental, social and economic well-being.
Support community involvement.
Enable a better route for community engagement.
Provide information – to clients and about the needs of our client, to Government, local agencies and the community at large.
Our Mission, Values and Underpinning Principles
It is accepted that people of Chinese origin, particularly older people, women and those with disabilities, experience difficulties in accessing and using mainstream social care and support services. The main barriers are language, cultural differences, social stigma and lack of awareness of the services available. Social isolation is one of the serious problems suffered by older people and those with disabilities and their carers.
Chinese Wellbeing endeavours to address these issues through providing practical and responsive services to individuals and their families and advocating for the social care needs of the Chinese community. We seek to promote physical, mental and social wellbeing, independent living and appropriate participation among the local community. It is in this context that we set up our mission, value and principles.
Our mission: to be a prominent community member known for meeting the health and social care needs of the community and beyond, through incomparable individualised care and wellness initiatives and our commitment to quality concepts and continuous improvement.
In order to achieve the best possible outcomes for those who use our services, we are committed to the following service values and underpinning principles:
Dignity and independence – enhancing the quality of life of service users and their carers, so that they can live as independently as possible with as little intervention as possible.
Individuality and choice – respecting an individual’s rights to privacy, dignity, safety, fulfilment and choice.
Participation and partnership working – ensuring full engagement of service users and their carers in the process of service delivery and achieving the best possible outcomes.
Valuing people – ensuring full recognition that the quality of the services depends on the staff who provide them, and of the right to dignity, self-esteem, safety, health and welfare of the service users and all those engaged to work with them.
Equality and rights – ensuring services are sensitive to the needs and wishes of individuals regardless of disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, culture, race, language or religion.