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2021-12-31 44th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-12-29 Partnership Fund for the Disadvantaged and its Dedicated Portion for implementing After-school Learning and Support Programmes open for new round of applications
2021-12-28 SWD's response to media enquiries on suspected child abuse case
2021-12-24 43rd round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-12-22 SWD appeals for public support for social enterprises and rehabilitation service units at HKBPE (with photos)
2021-12-17 42nd round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-12-16 CSSA caseload for November 2021
2021-12-12 Government calls for concerted efforts to build dementia-friendly community
2021-12-10 Support Programme for Employees with Disabilities accepts applications all year round
2021-12-10 41st round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-12-03 40th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-11-26 39th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-11-23 Fifth Report of Child Fatality Review Panel released
2021-11-19 38th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-11-16 CSSA caseload for October 2021
2021-11-14 Special discounts and concessions offered on Senior Citizens Day on November 21
2021-11-12 37th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-11-05 36th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-11-04 Event celebrates first anniversary of OEP Day
2021-10-29 35th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-10-22 34th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-10-21 CSSA caseload for September 2021
2021-10-13 33rd round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-10-08 32nd round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-09-30 31st round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-09-24 30th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-09-17 29th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-09-16 CSSA caseload for August 2021
2021-09-10 Support Programme for Employees with Disabilities accepts applications all year round
2021-09-10 28th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-09-03 27th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-08-27 26th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-08-20 25th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-08-18 CSSA caseload for July 2021
2021-08-13 24th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-08-12 Ninth batch of Child Development Fund projects open for applications
2021-08-06 23rd round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-08-01 Service boundaries and operators for Short-term Food Assistance Service updated
2021-07-30 22nd round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-07-22 21st round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-07-20 CSSA caseload for June 2021
2021-07-09 20th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-07-05 SWD invites applications for IT schemes for persons with disabilities
2021-06-30 19th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-06-22 18th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-06-18 SWD announces latest arrangements in relation to compulsory testing for staff members of RCHs, one-off special allowance for staff members of RCHs receiving COVID-19 vaccinations and latest visiting arrangements for RCHs
2021-06-17 CSSA caseload for May 2021
2021-06-11 Support Programme for Employees with Disabilities accepts applications all year round
2021-06-08 17th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-05-25 16th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-05-20 CSSA caseload for April 2021
2021-05-11 15th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-05-03 Amended compulsory testing notice issued for 14th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes
2021-04-30 Deadline approaching for 2022-23 flag days applications
2021-04-30 SWD announces restricted visiting arrangement for RCHEs and RCHDs
2021-04-27 14th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-04-22 CSSA caseload for March 2021
2021-04-15 Applications invited for flag days in 2022-23
2021-04-13 13th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-04-13 Outreach Vaccination Arrangement for RCHs under COVID-19 Vaccination Programme starts
2021-04-06 DSW and CE of HKCSS appeal to members of various sectors to get vaccinated early (with photo)
2021-03-31 Flag days in 2021-22
2021-03-30 12th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-03-29 SWD to implement time-limited arrangement under CSSA Scheme to disregard cash value of insurance policies from April
2021-03-18 11th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-03-16 CSSA caseload for February 2021
2021-03-09 10th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-03-01 Special Subsidy Scheme for Persons with Permanent Stoma opens for applications
2021-02-26 Ninth round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-02-19 Eighth round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-02-18 CSSA caseload for January 2021
2021-02-17 Amended compulsory testing notice issued for seventh round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes
2021-02-16 SWD announces arrangements for gradual resumption of welfare services
2021-02-10 SWD announces latest arrangements for aided child care centre services and special child care centre services
2021-02-08 SWD invites sale proposals for premises in all 18 districts to accommodate welfare facilities
2021-02-04 Seventh round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-01-30 DSW expresses deep sorrow over passing of DDSW(S)
2021-01-27 SWD invites applications for IT schemes for persons with disabilities
2021-01-27 Raising social security payments and implementing a series of improvement measures to CSSA Scheme from February
2021-01-26 Sixth round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-01-19 CSSA caseload for December 2020
2021-01-18 SWD invites applications for Enrolled Nurse Training Programme for welfare sector 2021-22
2021-01-14 Fifth round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-01-06 Fourth round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-01-04 Scheme on Relief Grants for Interest Class Instructors Hired by Organisations Subvented by the Social Welfare Department (Phase 3) opens for application
2021-01-04 Special arrangements for child care centre and special child care centre services