The Chinese National Healthy Living Centre (CNHLC) was founded in 1987 to reduce the serious health inequalities that exist amongst the UK Chinese community and to offer a positive and holistic approach to healthy living.
The Chinese community is widely dispersed across the country and makes the lowest use of health services of all ethnic minority groups. Language difficulties and long working hours in the catering trade present major obstacles to many Chinese people in accessing mainstream health provision. Language and cultural barriers can result in their being given inappropriate health care.
The Chinese National Healthy Living Centre helps members of the Chinese community to:
- find their way around the National Health Service and receive the treatment they need
- get counselling, information and advice for themselves and for family and friends who are unwell
- enjoy healthier lives through receiving practical encouragement and lifestyle information
From our head office, close to London’s Chinatown, and nationally through our outreach programme, CNHLC provides a range of health and well-being services designed to meet the needs of the UK’s Chinese community.