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- Annual Service Provision and Statistics

 
  2019-20 Annual Service Provision and Statistics
   
  Services for Persons with Disabilities
   
  OBJECTIVES
  Rehabilitation services aim at assisting persons with disabilities to become full members of the community by developing their physical, mental and social capabilities to the fullest possible extent and by promoting their integration into the community.
   
  SERVICE PROVISION AND STATISTICS
  To achieve the above aims, SWD, through subvention to NGOs, provides a full range of social rehabilitation services for persons with disabilities.  At the end of March 2020, there were 14 845 pre-school places, 19 162 day places and 14 372 residential places with relevant breakdown of service places shown in the table below.
   
  
Pre-school Services Places
Early Education and Training Centre 3 771
Special Child Care Centre 2 020
Integrated Programme in Kindergarten-cum-Child Care Centre 1 980
On-site Pre-school Rehabilitation Services 7 074
  Sub-total 14 845
Day Services Places
Day Activity Centre 5 646
Sheltered Workshop 5 399
Supported Employment 1 633
Integrated Vocational Rehabilitation Services Centre 5 288
Integrated Vocational Training Centre (Day Service) 453
On the Job Training Programme for People with Disabilities 432
Sunnyway - On the Job Training Programme for Young People with Disabilities 311
  Sub-total 19 162
Residential Services Places
Residential Special Child Care Centre 122
Long Stay Care Home 1 587
Halfway House 1 594
Hostel for Moderately Mentally Handicapped Persons 2 658
Hostel for Severely Mentally Handicapped Persons 3 929
Care-and-Attention Home for Severely Disabled Persons 1 042
Hostel for Severely Physically Handicapped Persons 665
Care-and-Attention Home for the Aged Blind 828
Supported Hostel 744
Small Group Home for Mildly Mentally Handicapped Children / Integrated Small Group Home 128
Integrated Vocational Training Centre (Residential Service) 170
Bought Place Scheme for Private Residential Care Homes for Persons with Disabilities 905
  Sub-total 14 372
Grand Total 48 379
 
 
The CCF “Training Subsidy for Children who are on the Waiting List of Subvented Pre-school Rehabilitation Services” assistance programme (TSP) had been regularised since 1 October 2014.  The Programme aims to provide training subsidy for children from low income family on the waiting list of subvented pre-school rehabilitation services, which enables them to acquire training and treatment provided by recognised service providers so as to facilitate their learning and development while waiting for subvented services.  To further enhance the support for children on the waiting list of SCCCs [including Residential Special Child Care Centres (RSCCC)], the Government has provided a non-means-tested training subsidy for these children with effect from 1 October 2017 and increased the number of subsidy places under TSP to about 3 000 per year.  As at 31 March 2020, there were about 1 601 higher level subsidy places for children waitlisted for SCCCs, and about 1 631 normal level subsidy places for children waitlisted for early education and training centres, the Integrated Programme in KG-cum-CCCs or On-site Pre-school Rehabilitation Services.