ASRA is a multi faith and multi cultural service for older and disabled people, their carers and families and new communities such as asylum seekers and refugees. The service includes day care, home support and outreach work. ASRA aims to tackle a number of barriers which minority communities are facing such as communication, isolation, social exclusion, poverty and inequality. The project aims to provide ethnically sensitive drop in centre, offer regular advice on a range of issues such as welfare rights and housing, organise indoor activities such as sports, recreational activities, cultural programmes and other education and training activities.
Edinburgh Chinese Elderly Support Association
The service is directed at members of the older Chinese community living in the Lothian areas. Languages spoken include: English, Cantonese Chinese and Mandarin Chinese. The aims of the Association are to relieve poverty, further the health, and advance the education of persons within the Chinese community and to promote racial harmony. Day to day activities include provision of social care services ( lunch club, day care, home and hospital visits, meals-on-wheels and benefits advice and advocacy). Opening hours are Monday - Thursday : 10 am to 4 pm and Friday 10 am to 1pm.
Day care facilities for older people. Provision of transport, health care, counselling, advice and advocacy, swimming lessons, sewing workshops, English classes, yoga, light dance exercises, massage therapy and more. Open to all ethnic groups. Opening times: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9.00am - 4.00pm. .
Objective: To develop provisions for Older People from Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Mauritian Communities to meet their social, cultural, recreational, language and care needs, which allows ‘our elderly to age with dignity’ - through social activities, educational opportunities about access to services and reducing social exclusion.
The Wing Hong Elderly Group was formed in 1989 with help from the Social Work Department and the then Ethnic Minorities Project. in 1992, the Group employed a development worker for two years under the Scottish Office Ethnic Minority Grant Scheme. From 1993, Urban Aid funding was granted to the Group and in 1997 the Project received grants from the Social Inclusion Budget and Social Work Service of the Glasgow City Council. Currently, the Group was a membership of over 680 with an annual growth of 10-12% and has over 200 regular users attending its Centre. The project is a authorised service provider and a registered charity. The aim of the Project is to enhance the quality of life for the Chinese elderly.