With support from Islington People’s Rights this was a limited free and confidential service to the Chinese community. Assistance included explaining welfare benefits, help with reading documents and filling in forms. There was also free welfare benefits and debt advice, all made available through booked appointments.
A Project co-organized with Islington People’s Rights. Registered charity 1077688
In collaboration with the Chinese National Healthy Living Center ICA hosted a series of workshops to share and explore experiences of dementia in our daily lives.
Legacy of Limehouse Chinatown: Tracing the histories of London’s old Chinatown
舊華埠記憶 – 尋找東倫敦舊唐人街歷史
In 2010 ICA was awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to deliver a Chinese heritage project: Legacy of Limehouse Chinatown. The project was conducted in collaboration with Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives and the Islington Museum. Starting in August 2010, the 14-month project aimed to trace, record, preserve, celebrate and disseminate the history of the earliest settlements of Chinese migrants in Limehouse – London’s first Chinatown. Through interviews, the project collected items of cultural heritage, uncovered local stories and memories from late 19th century up to the 1960s. The oral histories collected from this project have been deposited at Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives and Islington Museum to be made available to the public.