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2020-12-29 Partnership Fund for the Disadvantaged and its Dedicated Portion for implementing After-school Learning and Support Programmes open for new round of application
2020-12-28 SWD launches third round of Child Care Centre Special Grant
2020-12-24 Third round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2020-12-23 SWD implements programme to purchase premises for provision of welfare facilities
2020-12-23 Support Programme for Employees with Disabilities accepts applications all year round
2020-12-22 SWD launches Time-limited Programme on Enhancing Infection Control and Ventilation of Residential Care Homes
2020-12-21 Special arrangements for child care centre and special child care centre services
2020-12-17 CSSA caseload for November 2020
2020-12-12 Second round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2020-12-04 Residential care home staff may choose to undergo tests at mobile specimen collection stations
2020-12-04 Two Temporary Testing Centres dedicated for residential care home staff set up
2020-12-01 Staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes required to undergo compulsory testing
2020-11-30 Special arrangements for subsidised welfare services and services of Social Welfare Department
2020-11-30 SWD to extend time-limited arrangement on relaxation of CSSA asset limits for able-bodied persons for six months till May 2021
2020-11-27 One-off ex-gratia cash allowance for locally confirmed COVID-19 patients opens for application from today
2020-11-20 Special arrangements for child care centre and special child care centre services
2020-11-19 Special scheme on delivering prescription medications to Hong Kong people in Guangdong and Fujian with urgent need for medications to cease shortly
2020-11-17 CSSA caseload for October 2020
2020-11-12 Special arrangements for child care centre and special child care centre services
2020-11-05 Live webcast of OEP Award Presentation Ceremony promotes intergenerational harmony
2020-11-02 SWD launches new round of Anti-virus Coating Spray Subsidy for residential care homes for the elderly, residential care homes for persons with disabilities and day care units of elderly and rehabilitation services
2020-10-20 Fourth round of COVID-19 testing for RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes commences
2020-10-20 CSSA caseload for September 2020
2020-10-09 Scheme on Relief Grants for Interest Class Instructors Hired by Organisations Subvented by the Social Welfare Department (Phase 2) opens for application
2020-10-06 SWD launches second round of Child Care Centre Special Grant
2020-09-29 SWD commences programme to purchase premises for provision of welfare facilities
2020-09-17 CSSA caseload for August 2020
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
2020-09-03 SWD announces gradual resumption of aided child care centre services and special child care centre services
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
2020-08-19 CSSA caseload for July 2020
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
2020-07-20 CSSA caseload for June 2020
2020-07-19 Special arrangements for services of Social Welfare Department
2020-07-16 Application period extended for Scheme on Relief Grants for Interest Class Instructors Hired by Organisations Subvented by the Social Welfare Department
2020-07-14 Special arrangements for subsidised welfare services and services of Social Welfare Department
2020-06-25 Increase in maximum rent allowance under CSSA Scheme and upward adjustment of income limits for OALA
2020-06-16 CSSA caseload for May 2020
2020-06-12 Government calls on social welfare practitioners to ensure services and users' interests are not affected
2020-06-09 Recipients of social security payments and Individual-based Work Incentive Transport Subsidy to get one-off extra allowance starting from June 12
2020-05-28 SWD to provide time-limited unemployment support under CSSA Scheme from June
2020-05-20 CSSA caseload for April 2020
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
2020-04-29 Deadline approaching for 2021-22 flag days applications
2020-04-28 SWD to invite applications for IT schemes for persons with disabilities
2020-04-22 CSSA caseload for March 2020
2020-04-15 Applications invited for flag days in 2021-22
2020-03-31 Flag Days in 2020-21
2020-03-26 SWD raises subsidy level for Support Programme for Employees with Disabilities
2020-03-25 Service suspension of aided child care centres continues until further notice
2020-03-17 CSSA caseload for February 2020
2020-02-28 Special arrangements for subsidised welfare services and services of Social Welfare Department
2020-02-27 SWD launches Child Care Centre Special Grant
2020-02-19 CSSA caseload for January 2020
2020-02-14 Applicants/recipients of CSSA and SSA need not rush back to Hong Kong
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
2020-01-30 Asset limits under CSSA and SSA Schemes to be adjusted upwards in February according to established adjustment mechanism
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
2020-01-22 CSSA caseload for December 2019
2020-01-13 DSW joins members of Tang Shiu Kin and Ho Tim Charitable Fund to celebrate Lunar New Year with elderly
2020-01-06 SWD invites applications for Enrolled Nurse Training Programme for Welfare Sector 2020-21
2020-01-03 Recipients of social security payments, Working Family Allowance and Individual-based Work Incentive Transport Subsidy to get one-off extra allowance starting from January 7