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Purchase of Premises for the Provision of Welfare Facilities

Social Welfare Department (“SWD”) will purchase private premises for accommodating around 160 welfare facilities in 18 districts with $20 billion over a span of some three years.
 
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Withdrawal of social security payment outside Hong Kong by recipients/appointees of Portable Comprehensive Social Security Assistance Scheme, Guangdong Scheme and Fujian Scheme

Recipients/Appointees of the Portable Comprehensive Social Security Assistance Scheme, Guangdong Scheme and Fujian Scheme may not be able to return to Hong Kong as usual to withdraw Comprehensive Social Security Assistance/Old Age Allowance/Old Age Living Allowance due to the latest situation of the COVID-19 outbreak. To facilitate the withdrawal of monthly assistance/allowance outside Hong Kong by the recipients/appointees, retail banks in Hong Kong have put in place a special arrangement, supporting the use of the ATM cards (including debit cards and those credit cards with cash withdrawal function) issued by banks in Hong Kong to withdraw cash outside Hong Kong, and allowing recipients/appointees of the above schemes to activate the cash withdrawal function of their ATM cards on the Mainland through different bank channels (including bank hotlines) without the need to return to Hong Kong in-person, for the convenience of withdrawing assistance/allowance outside Hong Kong. Furthermore, some of the banks in Hong Kong have also put in place arrangements for authorizing the banks through remote channels including by post to arrange remittance, so as to facilitate the recipients/appointees of the above schemes to establish standing instructions for banks to remit monthly assistance/allowance to their designated bank accounts on the Mainland without the need to return to Hong Kong in-person.

For details, please browse the relevant information on the Hong Kong Association of Banks website through the hyperlinks on the Social Welfare Department website.
 
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Applicants/recipients of Comprehensive Social Security Assistance and Social Security Allowance need not rush back to Hong Kong

In view of the latest situation of novel coronavirus outbreak, the Director of Social Welfare will give consideration to disregard absences from Hong Kong of applicants/recipients of the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance Scheme and the Social Security Allowance Scheme (including Old Age Allowance, Old Age Living Allowance and Disability Allowance) who fail to satisfy the residence requirement or the permissible limit of absence from Hong Kong owing to the epidemic. The SWD appealed to them that there is no need to rush back to Hong Kong.

In the light of the epidemic development, applicants for the Guangdong Scheme and Fujian Scheme can submit their applications by post, instead of doing so in person in Hong Kong.

For enquiry, please contact staff of the Social Security Field Units (SSFUs) during office hours.
 
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Elderly Services Programme Plan Promotion Video

Elderly Services Programme Plan Promotion Video
 
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Elderly Services Programme Plan Promotion Video

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 the Elderly
Services for the Elderly
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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