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Nov 2018Outcome of Applications for Purchase Exercise under Enhanced Bought Place Scheme (2018)

The Social Welfare Department has completed vetting of the applications for the Purchase Exercise under the Enhanced Bought Place Scheme (2018).  The list of private residential care homes for the elderly being accepted for joining the Enhanced Bought Place Scheme can be downloaded here.
Nov 2018Invitation to Tender for the Provision of Services for Elderly Persons in the Contract Home Located at Ying Fook House, Ying Tung Estate, Tung Chung (Service Tender Reference: SWD1/5AC/872/2018 )

Following the publication of the above Tender Notice in the Government Gazette on 19 October 2018, Briefing Session on the invitation to tenders was held on 9 November 2018.  The PowerPoint (in Chinese) and "Questions and Answers" (in Chinese) in the Briefing Session can be downloaded here:

PowerPoint (in Chinese) 

"Questions and Answers" in Chinese)
Nov 2018Invitation of Proposals for Operation of the “Pilot Scheme on Professional Outreaching Team for Private Residential Care Homes for Persons with Disabilities”

The Rehabilitation and Medical Social Services Branch now invites non-governmental organisations operating rehabilitation services for their submission of quality proposals for operation of the following new rehabilitation service project:

Pilot Scheme on Professional Outreaching Team for Private Residential Care Homes for Persons with Disabilities

Please click here for further details on the 'Invitation for Proposals'.
Nov 2018Privileges on Senior Citizens Day

Local restaurants and shops offer special concessions to holders of the Senior Citizen Card on the "Senior Citizens Day" (i.e. 18 November 2018).

For list of participating companies, please click here.

Enquiry Hotline         :  2152 2846 or 2152 2847
Nov 2018Additional and Planned Places of Rehabilitation Services

Information on additional and planned places of rehabilitation services for the period of October 2018 to March 2019 has been announced.  Please download the information here.
Nov 2018Invitation for Proposals for Operation of "Special Child Care Centre cum Early Education and Training Centres"

The Rehabilitation and Medical Social Services Branch now invites NGOs operating subvented rehabilitation service(s) for pre-school children with disabilities for their submission of quality proposals for the operation of the following new rehabilitation service projects:

Two Special Child Care Centre cum Early Education and Training Centres (SCCC cum EETCs) in Sham Shui Po and Tung Chung

Please click here for further details on the 'Invitation for Proposals'.
Nov 2018Invitation of Proposals to Operate Subvented Day Care Centres for the Elderly (DEs)

The Social Welfare Department (SWD) is inviting eligible bona-fide non-profit-making charitable organisations with tax-exemption status granted under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance (Chapter 112) to submit proposals to operate two new 60-place DEs at (i) 10 Kwong Yip Street, Yuen Long and (ii) 8 Wu On Street, Tuen Mun.  The closing time and date of submission of proposals is 5:00 p.m. on 30 November 2018.

For more information about this invitation of proposals, please click here.
Nov 2018Invitation for Proposals to implement the “Volunteer Movement Service Project”

The Social Welfare Department (SWD) now invites non-governmental organisations (NGOs), having proven experience of the management of cross-agency volunteer services in Hong Kong, to submit quality proposals for implementing the “Volunteer Movement Service Project”.  The Operator will provide a package of services to assist the SWD in the promotion of Volunteer Movement and to manage a platform for cross-agency matching of volunteer service opportunities for a period of three years commencing 2019 on a pilot basis. The closing time for submission of Proposals is set at 5:00 p.m. on 10 December 2018 (Monday).

Please click here for further details.
Nov 2018Application for "The Jockey Club IT Scheme for People with Visual Impairment" and/ or "Central Fund for Personal Computers"

"The Jockey Club IT Scheme for People with Visual Impairment" (The Scheme)(27th round) and "Central Fund for Personal Computers" (The Fund) (39th round) now accept applications.  The deadline for both the Scheme and Fund is 7 December 2018. The Scheme has been further enhanced since October 2015, including expansion of coverage on subsidy to purchase accessories/portable devices for PVI.

Eligible organisations, educational institutes and individual persons with visual impairment may apply for "The Jockey Club IT Scheme for People with Visual Impairment" whereas "Central Fund for Personal Computers" is for eligible persons with disabilities engaging in self-employment at home or supported employment service at home.

Detailed information and application forms can be downloaded from SWD Website:
http://www.swd.gov.hk/en/index/site_pubsvc/page_rehab/sub_listofserv/id_itforpeople/; or
CyberAble.net: http://www.cyberable.net .

Enquiries can be made to Rehabilitation and Medical Social Services Branch, Social Welfare Department:

"The Jockey Club IT Scheme for People with Visual Impairment" or "Central Fund for Personal Computers"

Telephone: 3586 3594; Email Address: eoimc@swd.gov.hk; Fax: 2834 7046

Nov 2018Application for Purchase Exercise (2018-19) under the Bought Place Scheme for Private Residential Care Homes for Persons with Disabilities

To increase the provision of subsidised residential care places for persons with disabilities, the Social Welfare Department is inviting operators of private residential care homes for the persons with disabilities to submit applications for the Purchase Exercise (2018-19) under the Bought Place Scheme.  Applications will close on 19 November 2018.  For details, please click here.

Application form can be downloaded here
Nov 2018Announcement of the Result of Invitation for Proposals to Operate Cyber Youth Support Teams

The Social Welfare Department (SWD) has earlier invited eligible non-governmental organisations to submit proposals to operate two Cyber Youth Support Teams (CYSTs).  Details of the result are as below-

A total of thirteen proposals have been received and a Vetting Committee (VC) was set up to conduct assessment on all the proposals.  Upon recommendation of the VC, SWD has selected the Hong Kong Children and Youth Services and St. James' Settlement to operate the two CYSTs.
Nov 2018Review on Processing of Compassionate Rehousing (CR) Cases

The Social Welfare Department (SWD) is currently conducting the captioned review.  Information on the scope, terms and schedule of the review can be downloaded here.

In order to collect views from personnel directly involved in the processing of CR cases, two rounds of focus group meetings were held in March 2017 and January 2018. SWD is consulting personnel directly involved in the processing of CR cases on the proposed enhancement measures, so as to rationalise and optimize the processing of CR cases. 

Views from stakeholders concerned on the review are welcomed. On or before 30 November 2018, please send them to Senior Social Work Officer (Family)2 by email to ssf2@swd.gov.hk, by fax to 2833 5840 or by post to Room 721, 7/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.

Nov 2018Announcement of the Result of Invitation for Proposals for Operation of A New Aided Standalone Child Care Centre in Sha Tin

The Social Welfare Department (SWD) has earlier invited eligible non-governmental organisations to submit proposals to operate a new aided standalone child care centre (CCC) in Sha Tin.  Details of the result are as below -

A total of nine proposals have been received and a Vetting Committee (VC) was set up to conduct assessment on all the proposals.  Upon recommendation of the VC, SWD has selected The Tsung Tsin Mission of Hong Kong Social Service to operate the above CCC.
Nov 2018Announcement of the Result of Invitation for Proposals for Operation of Four New Small Group Homes at So Uk Estate, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon

A total of nine proposals have been received and a Vetting Committee (VC) was set up to conduct assessment on all the proposals.  Upon recommendation of the VC, SWD has selected Hong Kong Christian Service to operate the above four new SGHs.
Nov 2018To invite the 22nd batch applications for the Support Programme for Employees with Disabilities (SPED).

The Social Welfare Department is inviting the employers of persons with disabilities to submit application for SPED and the deadline is on 19 October 2018.    For details of SPED and application eligibility, please click here.
Nov 2018Flag Day Organisers from April 2018 to March 2019

The list of Flag Day Organisers from April 2018 to March 2019 can be downloaded here.