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Core Welfare Services
Social Security
Social Security
The overall objective of social security in Hong Kong is to provide for the basic and special needs of the members of the community who are in need of financial or material assistance.
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Family and Child Welfare Services
Family and Child Welfare Services
To preserve and strengthen the family as a unit, to develop caring interpersonal relationships, to enable individuals and family members to prevent personal and family problems and to provide suitable services to meet needs that cannot be adequately met from within the family.
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Medical Social Service
Medical Social Services
Medical social workers (MSWs) are stationed in public hospitals and specialist out-patient clinics who play an important role in linking up the medical and social services to facilitate patients' recovery and rehabilitation in the community.
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Services for People with Disabilities
Services for People with Disabilities
Aims to develop the physical, mental and social capabilities of people with disabilities, and to ensure their full participation and enjoying equal rights with a view to promoting their integration into the community.
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Services for Elders
Services for Elders
To enable elderly people to live in dignity and to provide necessary support to them to promote their sense of belonging, sense of security and sense of worthiness.
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Services for Young People
Services for Young People
Helping young people to become responsible and contributing members of society through a wide range of programmes and activities.
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Services for Offenders
Services for Offenders
Helping offenders reintegrate into the community as law-abiding citizens through community-based and residential services.
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TV Announcement in the Public Interest on Prevention of Domestic Violence
Child Development Fund (CDF) projects
Guangdong Scheme
First Phase of the Pilot Scheme on Community Care Service Voucher for the Elderly (Pilot Scheme)
Support Programme for Employees with Disabilities
Information on Youth Employment
Old Age Living Allowance
Foster care hotline
Neighbourhood Support Child Care Project
Community Care Fund
DSW's facebook
Opportunities for the Elderly Project
Information for ethnic minorities
Support for Victims of Child Abuse, Spouse Battering and Sexual Violence
Partnership fund for the disadvantaged
Volunteer Movement
Family Life Education Resource Centre
Family Life Education
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