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2022-07-11 SWD thanks Mainland temporary contract care workers
2022-06-22 Two holding centres to come into operation on June 25
2022-05-13 SWD returns sports centres to LCSD
2022-05-12 SWD announces arrangements for resumption of welfare services
2022-05-03 SWD announces incident concerning misdelivered cheques for relief grants
2022-04-21 Arrangements for subsidised welfare services and services of Social Welfare Department
2022-04-04 DSW leads departmental team to distribute anti-epidemic service bags
2022-04-01 Vaccine Pass arrangement comes into full implementation in welfare service units
2022-03-28 SWD announces new admission arrangements in holding centres
2022-03-23 Holding centre at Tin Shui Wai Sports Centre comes into operation
2022-03-21 Kai Tak Holding Centre comes into initial operation
2022-03-16 Holding centre at Harbour Road Sports Centre comes into operation today
2022-03-08 Chai Wan (East) Integrated Family Service Centre temporarily closed
2022-03-06 Two SWD offices temporarily closed
2022-03-04 Two Integrated Family Service Centres temporarily closed
2022-03-03 Tseung Kwan O (East) Integrated Family Service Centre temporarily closed
2022-03-02 Two SWD offices temporarily closed
2022-03-01 Two Integrated Family Service Centres temporarily closed
2022-03-01 SWD sets up holding centre at Shek Kip Mei Park Sports Centre to provide care services for elderly patients referred by HA (with photos)
2022-02-28 Three SWD offices temporarily closed
2022-02-27 Various SWD offices temporarily closed
2022-02-25 High Street Integrated Family Service Centre temporarily closed due to suspected case
2022-02-25 Special arrangements for subsidised welfare services and services of Social Welfare Department
2022-02-24 Several SWD offices temporarily closed
2022-02-23 Several SWD offices temporarily closed
2022-02-22 Various SWD offices temporarily closed
2022-02-21 Several SWD offices temporarily closed
2022-02-20 Several SWD offices temporarily closed
2022-02-20 SWD sets up holding centre to take care of elderly pending admission to hospitals
2022-02-18 Several SWD offices temporarily closed
2022-02-18 "Vaccine pass" arrangement for staff members of welfare service units subsidised or subvented by SWD
2022-02-17 Three SWD offices temporarily closed
2022-02-16 Several SWD offices temporarily closed
2022-02-15 SWD Assistant Clerical Officer tests preliminarily positive for COVID-19
2022-02-13 Two Social Security Field Units temporarily closed due to suspected cases
2022-02-12 SWD Senior Social Security Assistant tests positive for COVID-19
2022-02-10 SWD staff member tests positive for COVID-19
2022-02-09 SWD staff member tests preliminarily positive for COVID-19
2022-02-07 SWD Social Security Assistant tests preliminarily positive for COVID-19
2022-02-06 Part-time Fraud Detection Adviser of SWD tests preliminarily positive for COVID-19
2022-02-03 Special arrangements for subsidised welfare services and services of Social Welfare Department
2022-01-30 SWD staff member tests preliminarily positive for COVID-19
2022-01-24 Special arrangements for subsidised welfare services and services of Social Welfare Department
2022-01-14 Special arrangements for SWD and its subsidised service units in view of epidemic situation
2022-01-05 Special arrangements for SWD and its subsidised service units in view of epidemic situation
2021-11-14 Special discounts and concessions offered on Senior Citizens Day on November 21
2021-08-01 Service boundaries and operators for Short-term Food Assistance Service updated
2021-04-06 DSW and CE of HKCSS appeal to members of various sectors to get vaccinated early (with photo)
2021-03-01 Special Subsidy Scheme for Persons with Permanent Stoma opens for applications
2021-02-16 SWD announces arrangements for gradual resumption of welfare services
2021-02-08 SWD invites sale proposals for premises in all 18 districts to accommodate welfare facilities
2021-01-30 DSW expresses deep sorrow over passing of DDSW(S)
2020-12-23 SWD implements programme to purchase premises for provision of welfare facilities
2020-12-22 SWD launches Time-limited Programme on Enhancing Infection Control and Ventilation of Residential Care Homes
2020-12-04 Two Temporary Testing Centres dedicated for residential care home staff set up
2020-11-30 Special arrangements for subsidised welfare services and services of Social Welfare Department
2020-11-27 One-off ex-gratia cash allowance for locally confirmed COVID-19 patients opens for application from today
2020-09-29 SWD commences programme to purchase premises for provision of welfare facilities
2020-09-14 SWD announces gradual resumption of subsidised welfare services
2020-09-11 Services of Social Welfare Department to resume as normal
2020-09-04 Special arrangements for services of Social Welfare Department
2020-08-28 Special arrangements for services of Social Welfare Department
2020-08-24 SWD Social Security Assistant tests positive for COVID-19
2020-08-21 Special arrangements for services of Social Welfare Department
2020-08-20 SWD Clerical Assistant tests positive for COVID-19
2020-08-13 Special arrangements for services of Social Welfare Department
2020-08-06 Special arrangements for services of Social Welfare Department
2020-07-30 Special arrangements for services of Social Welfare Department
2020-07-28 SWD Social Security Assistant tests positive for COVID-19
2020-07-26 Assistant Social Work Officer tests positive for COVID-19
2020-07-23 Special arrangements for services of Social Welfare Department
2020-07-19 Special arrangements for services of Social Welfare Department
2020-07-14 Special arrangements for subsidised welfare services and services of Social Welfare Department
2020-06-12 Government calls on social welfare practitioners to ensure services and users' interests are not affected
2020-05-15 Scheme on Relief Grants for Interest Class Instructors Hired by Organisations Subvented by the Social Welfare Department opens for application
2020-05-09 SWD announces gradual resumption of subsidised welfare services
2020-05-04 SWD launches Anti-virus Coating Spray Subsidy for residential care homes for the elderly and residential care homes for persons with disabilities
2020-02-28 Special arrangements for subsidised welfare services and services of Social Welfare Department
2020-02-13 Special arrangements for subsidised welfare services and services of Social Welfare Department
2020-02-11 SWD responds to views expressed by some members of welfare sector on welfare services arrangements
2020-02-07 Special arrangements for subsidised welfare services and services of Social Welfare Department
2020-02-01 Special arrangements for subvented welfare services and services of Social Welfare Department
2020-01-28 Special arrangements for subvented welfare services and services of Social Welfare Department after Chinese New Year holidays
2020-01-27 Arrangements for services subsidised by SWD after the Chinese New Year holidays
2019-11-24 Members of the public may take children/family members to care centres as usual tomorrow
2019-11-18 SWD urges public not to take children/family members to care centres from November 19 to 24
2019-11-17 SWD urges the public not to take children / family members to care centres tomorrow
2019-11-14 SWD urges public not to take children/family members to care centres from November 15 to 17
2019-11-14 SWD urges public not to take children/family members to care centres today
2019-11-13 SWD urges the public not to take children/family members to care centres tomorrow
2019-08-30 SWD's statement on protest
2019-08-05 社 署 助 理 署 長 就 不 合 作 運 動 有 關 影 響 記 者 會 開 場 發 言
2019-06-11 SWD calls on welfare practitioners to display professionalism
2018-11-30 SWD hotline supports members of the public affected by Tsing Yi traffic accident
2015-09-21 SCS visits Social Welfare Department
2015-08-27
2015-08-06 SWD reminds members of the public to keep personal data secure
2015-08-03 SWD enhances environmental cleanliness of welfare service units to tie in with "Keep Clean 2015@Hong Kong: Our Home" Campaign
2014-03-01 Social Welfare Department's response to media enquiries