Background and history 背景及歷史

In October 2013, we celebrated the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Camden Chinese Community Centre and the 10th anniversary of our relocation to 9 Tavistock Place in Bloomsbury.

The Chinese Community Centre has played a leading role in the development and delivery of services to the Chinese community in the London Borough of Camden since 1983. Our services are diverse and cater for the needs of all ages, including services to people who, for reasons of frailty or disability, are unable to attend the centre.

Camden Chinese Community Centre was set up by Mrs Shu Pao Lim in 1981 to support Chinese people living in Camden to assist them in accessing public services that were previously inaccessible due to language and cultural barriers.

The people that the centre helped included the socially isolated, women, children, young people and Vietnamese refugees.

Due to the needs of Chinese people at the time being perceived as invisible, a drop-in service was set up to provide advice and help with issues including welfare, housing and immigration.

A Chinese women’s club, a home work club and youth club were also set up.

In 1983, an elderly luncheon club was set up.

In 1986, in partnership with London Borough of Camden, a free bi-lingual under-five nursery project was set up.

In 1993, the Centre set up a housebound project to provide care services to Chinese elderly people at home.

Over the years the centre has helped thousands of Chinese people using our holistic approach.

於2013年10月,我們慶祝了甘頓華人社區中心成立三十周年,同時慶祝於Bloomsbury的Tavistock Place之新遷會址成立10周年。

於1983年開始,甘頓華人社區中心已在甘頓華人社區發展及服務提供方面扮演了重要的領導角色。我們的服務是多元化及包含不同年齡層需要的,以致提供服務予體弱、傷殘及不便行動到中心的會員。

甘頓華人社區中心於1981年1月由創辦人林淑寶女士成立,是80年代初其中一間最先成立的華人社區中心。創辦人林淑寶女士致力支援因語言障礙及文化差異被孤立,並享用不到公共服務的華人。過往多年來,中心已幫助過無數華人,包括被社會孤立的、婦女、小孩、青年人及越南難民等。

由於華人的需要曾被忽視,中心成立了諮詢服務,於福利、房屋及移民問題等提供翻譯及幫助。

婦女會、功課輔導組及青年組亦隨之成立。

1983年,耆英午餐會成立。

1986年,與甘頓區合作,免費的雙語幼兒園(5歲或以下)成立。

1993年,中心成立了華人家居護理服務,為體弱的長者會員提供家居照顧服務。

過往多年來,中心的全人服務幫助過數以千計的華人。

 

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