​There are 5 sub groups under the umbrella of our organisation.  Each subgroup is effective in enabling a more complete understanding of the influence of member differences and needs.

Chinese Language School

DCCA Chinese Language School was established in 1977, with the help of the Chinese Association and teachers within our community.  At present we have over sixty students who are divided into different levels of our specialised learning programme.  Our school is the first non-profit making organisation of the Chinese Association. 


The school offers classes for children from age 5 years and above with the initial emphasise on brush strokes, character recognition and interacting in both spoken and listening form.  Our Elementary classes offer children to further develop their Chinese language and then progress onto the Advance level where they can achieve qualifications at GCSE or A Level standard.


We are also able to offer lessons to non-Chinese students from primary school age and above.  If you are interested in learning Chinese, please do not hesitate to contact the school manager, Eiling Wong by emailing our office.

Chinese Elders' Group

The aim of the Elders' Group is to offer stimulating activities and opportunities to socialise in a range of events including;


  • Celebration of Festivals

  • Social Lunch/Dinner

  • Health AwarenessWorkshops 


This group is aimed at Chinese elders who wish to improve thier physical and mental wellbeing.  We provide fun and informative activities, talks and exercise classes, aimed at giving our gorup members the awareness, knowledge and means to work on raising their own health and thus preventing more acute problems from arising later on in life.  Many of our activities are organised in a friendly and open social setting; giving our members a platform to make new friends and catch up with old ones. 

Women's Group

The Women's Group meets in a varitey of settings, they organsie lunches, outings, workshops and share the wealth of knowledge and experience they have in many areas.  


The group offers opportunities to develop new skills and imporve self-esteem which are essential in integrating confidently into society.  We provide workshops to enable our members to learn whilst socialising in a safe and harmonious setting.  Some of the workhsops include:


  • Cookery classes

  • Excursions to local areas

  • Holidays abroad

  • Health awareness

  • Well women workshps

  • Dance classes

  • Arts and Craft etc.

Business Group

The Business Group is run by a committee with an excellent record of business success.  With such in-depth knowledge, we have a high understanding of the needs of the Chinese Business Community.  


We aim to provide up to date information which will ensure that our Business community is able to continue to run successfully and safely, and we are confident that we can provide a range of courses and events to meet those needs.  Our work includes some of the following;


  • Food Hygiene Course

  • Health and Safety

  • Risk Assessments

  • Licence Applications

  • Crime Prevention

  • Benefits and Pension

  • Immigration Issues

  • Interpreting and Translations

Recreational Group

The DCCA Recreational Group is managed by the board of committee members to work alongside each sub-group and help assist in delivering a range of programme for specific activities or events. Throughout the years, this group has created some of the most remarkable events including the following;


  • Chinese New Year Open Events

  • Badminton Open Tournament UK

  • Mid-Autumn Festivals

  • Golf Tournaments

  • Hiking across Dartmoor

  • Chinese exercise classes

  • Fan Dance

  • Tai Chi etc.

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Charity number: 299601

Abbey House

North Road West



Tel: 01752 266866

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