About Us

Overview

Chinese Community Centre – Birmingham (CCC-B) is a charity organisation based in Birmingham, UK, to help people in need, and improve people’s lives. Our main focus is on those with a Chinese background, but we welcome one and all. Our centre provides a range of activities and services, including Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG), supporting those who help others, and having fun activities like table tennis and karaoke.

CCC-B AIMS

Chinese Community Centre – Birmingham aims to facilitate the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of individuals and communities in Birmingham and the surrounding areas. We endeavour to bring people together to learn, share and offer opportunities for the economic, social and cultural development of the whole community.

History

Chinese Community Centre – Birmingham (CCC-B) 伯明翰華人社區中心 / 伯明翰华人社区中心 was formally established in 1977 by a group of Chinese volunteers to provide information and advice to Chinese immigrants.

CCC-B started by sharing an office with the Sparkbrook Advice Centre, but as continued demand for our services grew, CCC-B moved several times to progressively larger premises. In 1997, CCC-B, the Birmingham Chinese Youth Centre (BCYC), and Trident Housing Association successfully applied for funds to build the Q-Lorc building; Q-Lorc meaning ‘a place for people to be happy’ in Cantonese. The building was completed in 1999, with CCC-B and BCYC moving into the new building in January 2000.

Since CCC-B’s inception in the 70s, two generations of Chinese children have been born in Britain; with their hopes, expectations and needs being quite different from their parents and grandparents. The first settlers are now retired, and many are experiencing the health issues that come with increased age. In addition, China has opened up and the number of Chinese people coming to study or work in the UK has increased considerably. Hence, the profile of the Chinese community has changed and includes an educated but mobile and transient student population. The Chinese community is not a homogenous group and its needs are more diverse now than when the centre first started.

Staff, Board and Patrons

Staff

Anna Yim

Chief Executive

Provides both the strategic direction and overall management of the Community Centre. She also liaises with numerous organisations and statutory bodies to ensure the Centre works collectively to help the wider community.

Amy Cui

Health & Social Care Service Manager

Develops and delivers services in health and social care areas, and seeks out partnership opportunities. She also co-ordinates the Carer Project and IAG service, and works as our lead IAG adviser. 

Kate Gordon

Service Development Manager

Liaises with voluntary, public sector and other organisations who wish to work with us to maintain the various services the centre provides. Ensures the smooth running of the day service for the elderly.

William Chen

Adviser / Project Officer

Helps assist and organises training to parents of children with special needs and is also the centre’s senior translator and interpreter. He also helps with our Information, Advice and Guidance service alongside Amy Cui.

Chloe Yip

Receptionist / Administrator

Responsible for reception, administrative support and general operations for the running of the centre. Chloe also deals with general health support queries.

Sheila Mo

Senior Care Support Worker

Conducts and coordinates the running of the day service at CCC-B, ensuring our members are happy, healthy, and leading independent lives.

Rachel Wong

Social Media & Marketing Administrator

Creative designer for all of the centre’s marketing materials, and also helps with marketing and promotion of activities and the centre on social media.

Maggie Lok

Volunteer Support Worker

Works closely with volunteers and our members to ensure that activities run smoothly, and also assists with checking the welfare of the more elderly in our community.

Hayley Fung

Project Worker 

Works with project leads to organise and deliver group activities. She supports members to actively access services from both CCC-B and third parties, and proactively collects feedback from our participants.

Board

Neng-Chien Tseng

Chair

Neng-Chien has worked as a social worker for Birmingham City Council for many years, and was previously a director of a care management company. His specialism in social work is with adults over 65 years old and in need of support from the local authority.

William Good

Trustee

Bill has held numerous senior positions within manufacturing and service related companies, was group MD of an AIM listed company, and is currently CEO of Diverco, Director and founding member of England China Business Forum, and helped form China West Midlands.

Yin Ming Au

Trustee

Yin Ming plays a leading role organising our team of volunteers who help with our luncheons and numerous community events. Although retired, she is an active member of our Wan Sheung dance group, and actively participates in our health & well being activities.

Andy Chan

Trustee

Andy is a Portfolio Manager in the Transport Sector, specialising in portfolio, programme and project management. On the Board, he provides strategic direction and policy advice. Andy has also spent many years volunteering and working with the local Chinese community.

Wah Au

Trustee

A First Class Business and Management graduate, Wah specialises in project management, e-commerce and business development.  On the Board, Wah advises CCC-B on strategy development. He is dedicated to charity work and to improving the lives of those from diverse communities and in society.

Angela Huang

Trustee

Angela works in marketing, public relations, and event management. She is currently the Chair of Chinese Active Citizens UK, co-founder of Chinese Future and is also Vice President of Birmingham China Business Forum. She is also a core member of Campaign Against Racism Group.

Hongmei Zhang

Trustee

Hongmei was born and educated in China, but has been living in the UK for more than 20 years. She has many years of teaching, learning and assessment strategies experience, and is currently working at Joseph Chamberlain College, teaching ESOL and Chinese language courses.

Xu Zhang

Trustee

Xu stayed on in the UK as an entrepreneur after finishing his postgrad. He has volunteered in the Chinese community on a variety of projects, including the Vaccination Campaign, and Anti-hate Crime. He is currently helping local residents become more active and more involved in community affairs.

Patrons

Brian Whitford MBE C.Dip.A.F FIoD

An international director with extensive experience, Brian has worked globally, successfully growing businesses and opening new markets. A member and Fellow of the Institute of Directors, a board member of the Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of the local parish council, he has a broad range of expertise in both private and public sector. He has managed global divisions for Alcan and Racal Electronics and has successfully established businesses of his own. He has in-depth experience in South East Asia and has established networks throughout the region.

James Wong

Managing Director of Chung Ying Restaurant Group, Chair of the Chinese Festival Committee Birmingham, James is committed to preserving Chinese heritage and culture within the community. As Governor of Overseas Chinese Association School and an active board director of Southside BID, he frequently engages with businesses and local groups to promote and support CCC-B and the community. He is a well known philanthropist and community leader amongst those in Chinatown and within Birmingham, and has made extensive efforts to help feed NHS staff during the recent pandemic.

Honorary President

Dr Yeow Poon

Yeow was previously Chair and now Honorary President of Chinese Community Centre – Birmingham. He is currently the Chair of Campaign Against Racism Group, Chair of Arts in the Yards and a Trustee of Chinese Welfare Trust. He was the President of England China Business Forum and now its Emeritus President. Yeow is an international consultant in public management and governance. He was TheBusinessDesk Midlands Leadership Award Winner: Public and Third Sector Leader 2018.

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