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- Parents / Relatives Resource Centre

Parents / Relatives Resource Centre

  Service Objectives  
     
  At present, there are a total of 19 subvented Parents / Relatives Resource Centres (PRCs), five of which have been set up with specialised ethnic minority (EM) units. Its objective is to provide community support for the parents and relatives / carers of persons with disabilities. With assistance from staff of the centre, parents and relatives / carers would learn how to take care of their family members with disabilities or with difficulties on upbringing, exchange experience and establish mutual support. The service would help parents or other family members / relatives / carers to accept their family members with disabilities or with difficulties on upbringing, strengthen the function of family and help parents and relatives / carers to cope with the difficulties and pressure in taking care of their family members with disabilities or with difficulties on upbringing.  
     
  PRCs with specialised EM units1  will also provide tailored services for EM service users in view of their language barrier and cultural difference to facilitate and encourage their use of community services to meet their needs and to promote social inclusion.  
     
  Target Group  
  Parents, relatives and carers of persons with disabilities  
     
  Nature of Service  
  The services include:  
  Support services such as individual, group and mass activities;  
  Resource materials; and  
  Community education programmes  
           
  Application Procedure  
  Application can be made directly to the service units.  
     
  Fees and Charges  
  Family membership fee is $21 per annum.  
     
  Service Brief  
  Service Brief on Parents / Relatives Resource Centre (PRC) in Chinese, English and Ethnic Minority languages can be download here:   
     
  Traditional Chinese and English Versions  
     
  Bahasa Indonesia and English Versions  
     
  Hindi (India) and English Versions  
     
  Nepali and English Versions  
     
  Tagalog and English Versions  
     
  Thai and English Versions  
     
  Urdu and English Versions  
     
  Vietnamese and English Versions  
     
  Punjabi (Indian) and English Versions  
     
  Punjabi (Pakistani) and English Versions  
     
  Address and Telephone  
  Addresses and telephone list can be downloaded here.  
  List of Subvented Parents/Relatives Resource Centres  
  Acrobat Document  MSWord Document  
     
  List of Self-financing Parents/Relatives Resource Centres  
  Acrobat Document  MSWord Document  
         
         
         
  1 EM service users not living in the districts served by PRCs with specialised EM units may still make use of the services of those PRCs if so preferred. Or they may choose to use the PRC with specialised EM units in the nearby districts.  Regardless of the provision of specialised EM units, all PRCs shall provide non-discriminatory services for EM service users.