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Apr 2005 Charitable Fund-raising Activities in April 2005

Charitable Fund-raising Activities from December 2004 to April 2005 for relieving South Asia earthquake and tsunami victims issued with Public Subscription Permit (PSP)
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Charitable Fund-raising Activities in April 2005 issued with Public Subscription Permit (PSP) (other than those for relieving South Asia earthquake and tsunami victims)
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You can also click here to make use of the Electronic Service Delivery (ESD) with search function for more information on approved fund-raising activities.

Apr 2005 Flag Day Organisers from April 2005 to March 2006

The Flag Day Organisers from April 2005 to March 2006 can be downloaded here
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You can also click here to make use of the Electronic Service Delivery (ESD) with search function for more information on flag day.

Apr 2005 Invitation to Tender for the Provision of Services for Elders at Oi Tung Estate (Contract A) and Kwai Shing East Estate (Contract B)

The Department organized two site visits in respect of the above tender for Contract B and Contact A on 30 March 2005 and 1 April 2005 respectively. The questions raised by visitors on the spot and the Department’s answers can be downloaded here.
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Apr 2005 Task Group on Implementation of Integrated Family Service Centres

The Task Group on Implementation of Integrated Family Service Centres (Task Group), comprising representatives from all the nine NGOs operating IFSCs, two NGOs operating the Integrated Services Centres in Tung Chung, 13 District Social Welfare Offices of SWD and the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, was formed in May 2004 to discuss on operational issues and common areas of concerns arising from the implementation of IFSCs. Nine Task Group meetings have been held between May 2004 to April 2005. The notes of the first and second meetings can be retrieved under the month Sept 2004, the third meeting under the month Oct 2004, the fourth meeting under the month Nov 2004, the fifth meeting under the month of Dec 2004, the sixth meeting under the month of Jan 2005 and the seventh meeting under the month of Mar 2005. You may download here the notes of the eighth meeting.
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Apr 2005 Hong Kong Invitational Mural Design Competition on "Strengthening Families and Combating Violence"

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Apr 2005 Invitation for Proposals to Operate New Integrated Rehabilitation Projects (PowerPoint and Summary of Questions and Answers of the Briefing Session)

Following the invitation letter issued to NGOs (welfare) for the caption subject on 29 March 2005 and the subsequent site visits for the two projects at Tin Yan and Sheung Tak Estates, a briefing session was held on 6 April 2005 to answer questions on the projects. The PowerPoint and Summary of Questions and Answers presented in the session can be accessed here:

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Apr 2005 Social Welfare Department Tender Notice

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Apr 2005 Kowloon City District Quarterly Bulletin on Services for New Arrivals (April 2005 - June 2005)

Chinese version of the Kowloon City District Quarterly Bulletin on Services for New Arrivals (April 2005 - June 2005) is now available for download.
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Apr 2005 Invitation to Tender for the Provision of Services for Elders at Oi Tung Estate (Contract A) and Kwai Shing East Estate (Contract B)

Following the Tender Notice on the above tender published in the Government Gazette on 18 March 2005, a Briefing Session was held on 23 March 2005. The powerpoint information (in Chinese) shared in the Briefing Session and the answers to the questions raised in the Briefing Session can be downloaded here.

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Apr 2005 Training Courses for Health Worker Approved by DSW (as at 8 April 2005)

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Apr 2005 Guidelines on the Prevention of the Spreading of Avian Influenza in Social Welfare Service Units (April 2005)

This Department, in consultation with the Department of Health (DH), has developed the series of Guidelines on the Prevention of the Spreading of Avian Influenza in Social Welfare Service Units (April 2005). The following Guidelines are applicable to individual social service setting i.e. welfare service units in general, residential care service units and day care service units for their contingency measures.

- Guidelines on the Prevention of the Spreading of Avian Influenza in Social Welfare Service Units (April 2005 version) - welfare services in general
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- Guidelines on the Prevention of the Spreading of Avian Influenza in Social Welfare Service Units (April 2005 version) - residential service
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- Guidelines on the Prevention of the Spreading of Avian Influenza in Social Welfare Service Units (April 2005 version) - day centres providing training and care
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Apr 2005 The Third Batch of Intensive Employment Assistance Projects (IEAPs)

The Department is now calling for applications for project proposals for a 2-year funding from October 2005 to September 2007 to support tailor-made Intensive Employment Assistance Projects to assist employable Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients and those 'near-CSSA' customers from the socially disadvantaged groups to secure and sustain paid employment.

As funded jointly by the Lotteries Fund and the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, IEAPs are to be launched by NGOs in a 4-year period from October 2003 to September 2007.

Interested applicants are invited to attend a briefing session to be held on 14.4.2005 to understand more about the third batch of IEAPs before sending in their proposals. The closing date for submission of applications will be on 7 May 2005 (on or before 12:00 noon).

For details of the briefing session and application on the third batch of IEAPs, please click here.
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To be eligible to submit an application, the applicant must be a bona fide non-profit making agency with at least two years' experience in providing employment assistance to their client groups in Hong Kong.
 
To download the IEAP Application Form, please click here.
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Please also read Important Notes to Applicant Organisations before completing the Application Form
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The following are relevant to your application:
  The distribution of Social Security Field Units by SWD Districts.
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  The distribution and profile of the unemployed CSSA recipients.
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  The distribution of the first batch of 70 projects currently implemented in SWD Districts.

Distribution of 40 Projects of the First Batch of Intensive Employment Assistance Projects (IEAPs)
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Distribution of 30 Projects of the Second Batch of Intensive Employment Assistance Projects (IEAPs)
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  The Number of projects required in each district in the third batch IEAPs.
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Apr 2005 The Reference Guide on Best Practices for Charitable Fund-raising Activities

The Government announces the promulgation of the Reference Guide on Best Practices for Charitable Fund-raising Activities for reference of the general public and voluntary compliance of charitable organisations. Members of the public may download the Reference Guide here. PDF Document Word Document (Reference Guide) PDF Document (Leaflet)

The Reference Guide is drawn up after due consultation to enhance transparency and public accountability of charitable fund-raising activities. The best practices of the Reference Guide cover areas on donors' rights, fund-raising practices and financial accountability. The public may make use of the Reference Guide to measure against the practice of a charity in fund-raising.

The Social Welfare Department now appeals to charitable organisations for adopting the Reference Guide on a voluntary basis. PDF Document Charities, donors and general public are also invited to send their views and comments on this new arrangement to SWD. A review will be conducted in a year after the promulgation of the Reference Guide to ascertain its progress and effectiveness.

Subventions Branch
Social Welfare Department
Room 3001, Wu Chung House,
213 Queen's Road East,
Wan Chai, Hong Kong.

Tel. No. : (852) 2832 4333

Fax No : (852) 2151 0573

e-mail address : sfc@swd.gov.hk

Apr 2005 Handbook on community support resources on rehabilitation

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Apr 2005 Invitation for Proposals to Operate New Integrated Rehabilitation Projects

The Rehabilitation and Medical Social Services Branch has issued an invitation letter dated 29 March 2005 to the NGOs (welfare) for their tendering of quality proposal for the operation of either one of the two new rehabilitation projects, namely:

i) the Integrated Rehabilitation Services Centre (IRSC) at Tin Yan Estate, Tin Shui Wai; and
ii) the IRSC at Sheung Tak Estate, Tseung Kwan O.


Site visits and a briefing session will be held with schedules as follows:

i. 4 April 2005, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. - site visit to the new IRSC at Tin Yan Estate;
ii. 6 April 2005, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. - site visit to the new IRSC at Sheung Tak Estate; and
iii. 6 April 2005, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - a briefing session on both projects of Tin Yan Estate and Sheung Tak Estate at Kin Choi Community Hall, 4th/F, Choi Ming Shopping Centre, Kin Ming Estate, Tseung Kwan O.


Service proposal of no more than 60 pages (A4 with font size at 12 and in 5 hard copies and 1 soft copy), should be sent on or before 30 April 2005 (Saturday), 12:00 noon to the following address:

Rehabilitation and Medical Social Services Branch
(Attn: Mr CHAN Kwok Ho, SS(RM)1)
Social Welfare Department
Rm 901, Wu Chung House
213 Queen﹀s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.

Late application will not be accepted. The same NGO tendering for both projects will also render the applications disqualified.

For access to the Invitation Letter (copy), Summaries and full sets of the Service Specifications and related Annexes of both the projects, please click here:

Apr 2005 Committee on Services for Youth at Risk

The Committee on Services for Youth at Risk has held the 36th meeting on 11 March 2005 (Friday). You may download from here:

1. Agenda of the 36th meeting
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2. Minutes of the 35th meeting held on 27 April 2004
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Apr 2005 Information on additional places and planned additional places of rehabilitation services for the period of December 2004 to August 2005 has been announced and can be downloaded from "Download" section.

Information on additional places and planned additional places of rehabilitation services for the period of December 2004 to August 2005 has been announced and can be downloaded from "Download" section. The list shall be updated every quarter. Please click here for information.
Apr 2005 Invitation for Business Improvement Project Scheme (Fourth Round)

To assist NGOs in achieving the objectives of improved quality, efficiency and responsiveness under the Lump Sum Grant environment, the Social Welfare Department has launched the fourth round Business Improvement Project Scheme on 11 March 2005 by using the Lotteries Fund to finance NGOs in carrying out business improvement. You may download the invitation letter with revised version of application form and guidance notes from here.

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Apr 2005 Invitation to Operate the Wai On Home for Women – Refuge Centre for Women

The Family and Child Welfare Branch issued invitation to non-government organisations on 15 March 2005 for proposal to operate the Wai On Home for Women, a refuge centre for women presently under the operation of the Social Welfare Department. The proposal should be submitted by hand to Senior Social Work Officer (Domestic Violence) of the Family and Child Welfare Branch, Social Welfare Department, at Room 721, 7/F, Wu Chung House, Queen's Road East, Wanchai, on or before 5:00 p.m. of 18 April 2005. Late submission will not be accepted.

Details of the invitation can be downloaded here:

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Apr 2005 SHA Incorporated Tsunamis Relief Fund 2004

Please click here to access Home Affairs Department﹀s homepage for more information.
Apr 2005 Guidelines on Prevention and Handling of Missing Mentally Handicapped Persons Incidents

The Guidelines on Prevention and Handling of Missing Mentally Handicapped Persons Incidents have been updated and can be downloaded here.
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Apr 2005 Composite List of New Social Welfare Service Units Allocated/to be Allocated in 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2006-07 (Position as at 1 January 2005)

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Apr 2005 Social Welfare Services Offered to Persons Affected by Tsunami

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You can also click here to HKCSS website for more information.

 

Apr 2005 "Enhancing Employment of People with Disabilities through Small Enterprise" Project

The objective of the Project is to enhance the employment of people with disabilities through market-driven approach and direct creation of more work opportunities for people with disabilities. Through the grant of seed money to non-governmental organizations, the Project supports the creation of small enterprises/businesses to ensure people with disabilities can enjoy genuine employment in a carefully planned and sympathetic working environment.

We invite bona-fide charitable non-governmental organizations recognized under Inland Revenue Ordinance (Cap. 112) Section 88 which have their own distinct legal entities authorized to carry out business activities in Hong Kong to apply for the grants from the Project.

Please click here to download the Guidebook (in PDF format) for more information. The application form is also available from here (in WORD format).


Apr 2005 Talk on Prevention, Investigation and Control of Viral Gastroenteritis and Influenza

The Social Welfare Department held a talk on prevention, investigation and control of viral gastroenteritis and influenza on 12. 10. 2004 for the staff of residential care service units (elderly homes not included). A representative from the Department of Health was invited to give a presentation on symptoms of infection, modes of transmission, preventive measures, investigation and control of the two infectious diseases. The PowerPoint presentation of the talk, together with the summary of questions and answers (available in Chinese version only) raised during the Q&A session, can be downloaded here.

PowerPoint presentation of the talk
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Summary of questions and answers
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Apr 2005 The Social Welfare Department announced that the Review Panel on Family Services in Tin Shui Wai had completed the review.

The Social Welfare Department announced that the Review Panel on Family Services in Tin Shui Wai had completed the review. The Report was released on 22 November 2004 and can be downloaded here.
Apr 2005 Guidance Note on Internal Financial Controls for Charitable Fund-raising Activities

You may download the updated Guidance Note here
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Apr 2005 Information on additional places and planned additional places of rehabilitation services for the period of August 2004 to April 2005 has been announced and can be downloaded from “Download” section

Information on additional places and planned additional places of rehabilitation services for the period of August 2004 to April 2005 has been announced and can be downloaded from ‥Download〃 section. The list shall be updated every quarter. Please click here for information.
Apr 2005 Seminar on Prevention, Investigation and Control of Viral Gastroenteritis and Influenza

The Social Welfare Department has held the seminar on 7. 10. 2004 for the staff of day care service units.Representative from the Department of Health was invited to give talk on symptoms of infection, mode of transmission, preventive measures, investigation and control of the infectious diseases.The major content of the talk during the seminar, together with the questions and answers ( available in Chinese version only) raised during the Q & A session, can be downloaded here.

Major content of the talk
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Questions and answers
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Apr 2005 Lump Sum Grant Steering Committee - Minutes of 15th meeting

The Lump Sum Grant (LSG) Steering Committee held the 15th meeting on 4 December 2004 (Thur). You may download from here the minutes of the 15th meeting.
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Apr 2005 The updated "Handbook on Rehabilitation Services" (both in English and Chinese) are now available for download.

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Apr 2005 The SWD's investigation report on the incident of outbreak of gastroenteritis in the Shui Oi Convalescent Home (English version only) has been uploaded onto "What's New" of the departmental homepage for the public's reference.

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Apr 2005 Information on Atypical Pneumonia

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