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- Supported Hostel (SHOS)

Supported Hostel

Service Description
It provides group home living for people with disabilities who can only live semi-independently with a fair amount of assistance from hostel staff in daily activities.

Eligibility for the Service
People with disabilities who are:
aged 15 or above;
capable of semi-independent living i.e. mastery of self-care skills but may need a fair amount of guidance/assistance in some domestic tasks like cooking or washing or in community living activities like shopping;
actively occupied in various forms of employment or day training;
physically and mentally suitable for group living; and
physically healthy with no active infectious disease or drug / alcoholic abuse.

Application Procedures
Referrals can be made by social workers and staff of rehabilitation service units 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
$897 per month for 50% disabled adults;
$977 per month for 100% disabled adults / Disability Allowance recipients.

List of Supported Hostel
Addresses and telephone numbers can be downloaded here.
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