dscn1780HCC is a voluntary organisation established to provide a range of quality cultural services related to social/community welfare, housing related support & advice service for the ethnic Chinese living and working in the LBH and neighbouring boroughs, based on the need to support them to promote their positive contribution and integration to the UK society.

HCC provides a one-stop cultural service that few other statutory or VCOs could replicate easily because of the uniqueness of its linguistic and cultural services (most of the elderly members are not able to read or write Chinese let alone English).

The provisions include:

  • housing related support & advice service
  • day opportunities and supporting people services
  • elderly luncheon club
  • Chinese Language School (CLS) for over 200 students (the majority of whom are ethnic Chinese with 5% of mixed race)
  • English classes for mostly unemployed women
  • interests focus groups (cookery, flower arranging and knitting etc) for women
  • youth group for young people from 8 years to 15 years old.

Housing Related Support & Advice Service

This was funded by Haringey Council to help our local Chinese residents to access different housing related support services including welfare and benefits, tax credits, pension, education, housing applications and repairs, interpretation, translation and telephone enquires etc. 

Basic Computer Training

Basic computer training was designed to help users to acquire some basic skills in the use of word processing, websites searching etc to access information and improve communication with family members and no age limit.

Chinese Language School

The Chinese Language School (CLS) caters for over 180 students (the majority are ethnic Chinese with 5% of mixed race) who wish to learn the Chinese language and culture. 

Older People Services / Day Centre

We provided healthy and cultural luncheon meals two days a week on Tuesday and Friday for our members. We also organized quarterly birthday parties, festival celebrations and outing trips for them. Most of our users were retired. They came to socialize with friends, enjoying healthy food, getting information and support from our staff.

English Classes and Women's Group

We continued to provide English Class on every Wednesday for women, parents, unemployed or part-time workers to improve their English language skills.

Pharmacy Collection Service

We worked with a local chemist who clooected all the prescriptions from the GPs on behalf of our service users and packed their medications into a blister box system to ensure that they were taking their daily medications safely, punctually and correctly.  

Health Talk/Health Exercises/Joint Events

We organized various joint events, health talks, health exercises, health walks, health dance and swedish massage & acupuncture etc. with other organizations and health professionals. A social dance trainng class was arranged once a week on Tuesday to promote the well-being of our members. 

After School Club

The 2nd year Music Talent Show event was held on 12th April 2014 with the Islington Chinese Association to promote and to inspire children's musical talents. The audiences were highly appreciated the quality performance on the day. We also provided Kung Fu class, English and Mathematics tuition classes for our students to learn on Saturday afternoon.