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Oct 2008 Charitable Fund-raising Activities for October

The list of Charitable Fund-raising Activities in public places in October 2008 issued with Public Subscription Permit (PSP) can be downloaded here.

Oct 2008 Additional and Planned Places of Rehabilitation Services

Information on additional and planned places of rehabilitation services for the period of June 2008 to March 2009 has been announced and can be downloaded from "Download" section.  The list shall be updated every quarter.  Please click here (file name : Annex III (Eng) 080930) for information.
Oct 2008 Application for "The Jockey Club IT Scheme for People with Visual Impairment" and/ or "Central Fund for Personal Computers"

"The Jockey Club IT Scheme for People with Visual Impairment" (7th round) and "Central Fund for Personal Computers" (19th round) now accept applications.  The deadline for both the Scheme and Fund is 8 December 2008.

Eligible organisations, educational institutes and individual persons with visual impairment may apply for "The Jockey Club IT Scheme for People with Visual Impairment" whereas "Central Fund for Personal Computers" is for eligible persons with disabilities engaging in self-employment or supported employment service.

Detailed information and application forms can be downloaded from SWD Website:
http://www.swd.gov.hk/en/index/site_pubsvc/page_rehab/sub_listofserv/id_itforpeople/; or
CyberAble.net: http://www.cyberable.net .

Enquiries can be made to Rehabilitation and Medical Social Services Branch, Social Welfare Department:

"The Jockey Club IT Scheme for People with Visual Impairment"
Telephone: 2892 5652; Email Address: srm3@swd.gov.hk; Fax: 2119 9035;

"Central Fund for Personal Computers"
Telephone: 2892 5156; Email Address: srm5@swd.gov.hk; Fax: 2119 9035

 

Oct 2008 Invitation of Proposals on Community-based Support Projects for People with Disabilities and their Families

The Rehabilitation and Medical Social Services Branch has issued an invitation letter dated 20 October 2008 to NGOs operating rehabilitation services and service operators of community-based support projects to invite them for submission of proposals on community-based support projects for PWDs and their families.

Application form with a service proposal of no more than 15 pages (A4 with font size at 12 and in 5 hard copies and 1 soft copy), should be sent on or before 10 November 2008 (Monday), 5:00p.m. to the following address :

Rehabilitation and Medical Social Services Branch
(Attn : Ms Annisa MA, SS(RM)3)
Social Welfare Department
Rm 901, Wu Chung House,
213 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Only ONE project proposal is accepted for each applicant.

Late application will not be accepted.

For access to the Invitation Letter (copy), Guide to application and Application Form, please download here :

Invitation Letter (copy)
Guide to application and Application Form

Oct 2008 Re-engineering of Home-based Training and Support Service (HBTS) to Set up District Support Centres for Persons with Disabilities (DSCs/PWD)

The Rehabilitation and Medical Social Services Branch has issued an invitation letter dated 17 October 2008 to 15 HBTS operators for their participation of re-engineering exercise to set up District Support Centres for Persons with Disabilities (DSCs/PWD).

To strengthen the support to persons with disabilities (PWDs) and their families living in the community and to provide one-stop district-based community support service to PWDs, SWD is going to set up 16 DSCs/PWD through re-engineering of 19 regional teams of HBTS.  The 15 NGOs operating 19 HBTS teams will each pool the resources of the HBTS to form a total of 16 DSCs/PWD which is a premises-tied service.  Additional resources will also be provided to each DSC/PWD for the operation of the centre.  DSCs/PWD will commence service on 1 January 2009.

15 HBTS operators could attend the briefing session on 21 October 2008 (Tuesday) at 9:15a.m. at Conference Room 1, 9/F, Wu Chung House, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.

Operation plan of no more than 20 pages (including annexes, A4 size with font size at 12 and in 2 hard copies) should be sent to the following address on or before 21 November 2008 (Friday), 5:00 p.m. :

Rehabilitation and Medical Social Services Branch
(Attn: Ms Annisa MA, SS(RM)3)
Social Welfare Department
Rm 901, Wu Chung House
213 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.


For access to the Invitation Letter (copy), full set of the Service Specification and related Annexes of the project, please download here:

Invitation letter (copy)
Service Specification
Annexes of service specification
Information to be included
Proforma of phased implementation

Oct 2008 Provision of One-off Grant for Education-related Expenses

At the Chief Executive's Question and Answer Session of the Legislative Council held on 16 July 2008, the Chief Executive announced a package of relief measures, which included the provision of a one-off grant for education-related expenses of $1,000 for needy students.  Students from kindergarten to secondary education who are eligible in the 2008/09 school year for the flat-rate grant for school-related expenses under the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) Scheme and kindergarten students who are eligible for fee assistance under the Fee Assistance (FA) Scheme for Child Care Centres in the same school year will benefit from the one-off grant. 

Beneficiaries are not required to make application for the one-off grant.  Applicants of the CSSA cases eligible for the one-off grant will receive the one-off grant on 15 October 2008 through the existing payment arrangement (i.e. normally through bank payment credited to the designated bank account).  Applicants of the FA cases eligible for the one-off grant will receive a crossed cheque amounting to $1,000 by post issued on the same day.

Oct 2008 Report of Pilot Project on Batterer Intervention Programme (BIP)

The Social Welfare Department (SWD) launched a pilot project of BIP (Pilot Project) from January 2006 to March 2008.  The Pilot Project consisted of two parts :  Part I was conducted by a non-governmental organisation, the Hong Kong Family Welfare Society (HKFWS) and Part II by the SWD.  The HKFWS programme was completed and the report has been finalized.   For the SWD programme, an interim report has been prepared.  SWD will continue to collect follow-up data after 12 months of completion of the project and the final report will be issued when the final evaluation results are available. 

 

          - Final Report of Batterer Intervention Programme (Hong Kong Family Welfare Society) (attached)

 

          - Interim Report of the Batterer Intervention Programme (Social Welfare Department) (attached)

Oct 2008 Task Group on Implementation of Integrated Family Service Centres

The Task Group on Implementation of Integrated Family Service Centres (IFSCs) (Task Group), comprising representatives from all the nine Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) operating IFSCs, two NGOs operating the Integrated Services Centres in Tung Chung, 11 District Social Welfare Offices of Social Welfare Department (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.  A total of twenty-seven Task Group meetings have been held between May 2004 and September 2008.  You may retrieve the notes of the meetings in the following section:

 

Notes of meeting

Month / Year

First meeting

September 2004

 Second meeting

Third meeting

October 2004

Fourth meeting

November 2004

Fifth meeting

December 2004

Sixth meeting

January 2005

Seventh meeting

March 2005

Eighth meeting

April 2005

Ninth meeting

June 2005

Tenth meeting

July 2005

Eleventh meeting

September 2005

Twelfth meeting

October 2005

Thirteen meeting

December 2005

Fourteenth meeting

February 2006

Fifteenth meeting

April 2006

Sixteenth meeting

June 2006

Seventeenth meeting

September 2006

Eighteenth meeting

December 2006

Nineteenth meeting

February 2007

Twentieth meeting

April 2007

Twenty-first meeting

June 2007

Twenty-second meeting

September 2007

Twenty-third meeting

December 2007

Twenty-fourth meeting

March 2008

Twenty-fifth meeting

June 2008

 

You may download here the notes of the twenty-sixth meeting.

Oct 2008 Vocational Rehabilitation Services

"Guidelines on Prevention of Conflict of Interest and Good Practices for Vocational Rehabilitation Services" of Social Welfare Department has been implemented with effect from September 2008.  The guidelines can be downloaded here:

 "Guidelines on Prevention of Conflict of Interest and Good Practices for Vocational Rehabilitation Services" (Chinese only)

 

Oct 2008 Provision of a one-off additional payment to recipients of Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) and Social Security Allowance (SSA)

The Chief Executive announced at the Question and Answer Session of the Legislative Council held on 16 July 2008 to provide one additional month of the standard rate for CSSA recipients, one additional month of allowance for Disability Allowance recipients, and two additional months of allowance for Old Age Allowance recipients.  The Finance Committee of the Legislative Council approved a financial allocation of $1.8 billion on 18 July 2008 for implementing the measure.

Welfare recipients are not required to make application for the one-off additional payment.  The money will be paid to them on 5 September 2008 through the existing CSSA or SSA payment method, that is, normally through bank payment credited to the designated bank account.

Oct 2008 Invitation to Operate the Neighbourhood Support Child Care Project - Phase II

The Social Welfare Department (SWD) is now inviting, through a Service Specification, bona fide charitable organisations with experience in providing services relating to caring of children under the age of six to implement the new Neighbourhood Support Child Care Project (NSCCP) - Phase II ( ), a more flexible form of day child care service.  The new NSCCP aims to meet the needs of parents who are either working long, unstable and / or unconventional hours, in emergency needs, and / or for various reasons require child care assistance, but lacking support network and having financial hardship in securing alternative child care support.

 

Oct 2008 Flag Day Organisers from April 2008 to March 2009

The list of Flag Day Organisers from April 2008 to March 2009 can be downloaded here.

 

 

 


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