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- Hostel for Severely Mentally Handicapped Persons (HSMH)

Hostel for Severely Mentally Handicapped Persons

Service Description
It provides home living for persons with severe mental handicap who lack basic self-care skills and require assistance in personal and nursing care.

Eligibility for the Service
To be eligible for the service, an applicant should be:
severely mentally handicapped persons;
aged 15 or above;
actively occupied in or being arranged for admission to a day activity centre;
physically and mentally suitable for group living; and
without infectious disease.

Application Procedures
Referrals can be made by social workers to the Central Referral System for Rehabilitation Services of the Social Welfare Department.  The application is free of charge.  The applicant should report to the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) immediately in case anyone offers to assist in application for residential placement in return for remuneration.  Attempted bribery by any person is also an offence in law, SWD will refer the case to ICAC for investigation.

Fees and Charges
$1,660 per month for 50% disabled adults
$1,871 per month for 100% disabled adults / Disability Allowance recipients

List of Hostels for Severely Mentally Handicapped Persons
Addresses and telephone numbers can be downloaded here.
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