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About Us

Chinese people have been living in Britain for more than 160 years, with the first settlers arriving in London's East End of London, including Hackney.
 
Local Chinese residents founded Hackney Chinese Community Services in 1985 to support the local community. In September 1986, HCCS opened at 15 Pearson with help from the London Borough of Hackney, with our Chinese School opening shortly thereafter.

HCCS moved to our present address at Ellingfort Rd in October 1990, with facilities including a hall that accommodates up to a hundred people and a kitchen with traditional Chinese cooking facilities. At our centre we provide a number of services for our local community including Hackney Chinese School, luncheon club, health services, and more.​
 
Today, we support the East and South East Asian community throughout Hackney, London, and the UK.

After working closely with the Vietnamese community organisation An Viet Foundation for several years, we expanded our services to support the Vietnamese community after An Viet closed in 2017. HCCS plans to relocate to An Viet House in 2024.

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We are led by our team of trustees, who hold come from a variety of backgrounds.

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