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May 2019Support Programme for Employees with Disabilities open for applications all year round

For details of the SPED and application eligibility, please click here.

http://www.swd.gov.hk/en/index/site_pubsvc/page_rehab/sub_listofserv/id_vocational/id_sped/

May 2019Fourth Report of the Child Fatality Review Panel

The Child Fatality Review Panel (the Review Panel) published its fourth report which covers the observations and reviews of child death cases occurred in 2014 and 2015 as well as the Review Panel’s 53 recommendations for the prevention of avoidable child fatality.  You may click here to download the report:
May 2019Invitation of eligible elderly persons to apply for the fifth batch of vouchers under the Pilot Scheme on Residential Care Service Voucher for the Elderly

The Social Welfare Department (SWD) launched the Pilot Scheme on Residential Care Service Voucher (RCSV) for the Elderly in March 2017.  A total of 3 000 RCSVs will be issued to eligible elderly persons in five batches within a period of three years from 2017 to 2019.  SWD has sent invitation letters to eligible elderly persons on 30 May 2019 with their application dates for long-term care services on or before 31 December 2018, inviting them to consider applying for the fifth batch of RCSVs by 27 June 2019.  For more information about the Pilot Scheme, please click here.
May 2019Application 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) (28th round) and "Central Fund for Personal Computers" (The Fund) (40th round) now accept applications.  The deadline for both the Scheme and Fund is 31 May 2019. 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
May 2019Invitation to Tenders for Processing of Applications and Provision of Services for Elderly Persons Applying for/Receiving Old Age Living Allowance under the Guangdong Scheme and Fujian Scheme [Tender Reference: SWD/OALA-GDS and SWD/OALA-FJS]

The Social Welfare Department is now inviting tenders for processing of applications and provision of services for elderly persons applying for/receiving Old Age Living Allowance under the Guangdong Scheme and Fujian Scheme for a period of 15 months from January 2020.  The closing time and date of tender invitation is 12:00 pm on 17 May 2019.

A briefing session on this invitation to tenders was held on 2 April 2019. The PowerPoint and “Questions and Answers” for the briefing session can be downloaded here:

PowerPoint (English version only)
PDF document (PDF file)

Questions and Answers (English version only)
PDF document (PDF file)
May 2019Update on Special Needs Trust (SNT)

The Special Needs Trust Application Guidebook (text version) is uploaded onto the Special Needs Trust Scheme Homepage. The Special Needs Trust has started to accept application.

For details of the Special Needs Trust Scheme, please click here.
May 2019Invitation to Tender for Processing of Applications and Provision of Services for Elderly Persons Applying for/Receiving Old Age Allowance under the Guangdong Scheme [Tender Reference SWD/OAA-GDS]

Supplementary information regarding the captioned tender is provided as follows:

In the past three financial years from 2015-16 to 2017-18, the average number of cases where the recipients of Guangdong Scheme cases are represented by an appointee is 50 cases per financial year.
May 2019Announcement of the Result of Invitation for Proposals for implementing the “Pilot Scheme on Multi-disciplinary Outreaching Support Teams for the Elderly”

The Social Welfare Department (SWD) has earlier issued Invitation for Proposals to implement the “Pilot Scheme on Multi-disciplinary Outreaching Support Teams for the Elderly” (MOSTE) in New Territories West (1) Cluster (Tsuen Wan and Kwai Tsing) and New Territories West (2) Cluster (Tuen Mun and Yuen Long).  Based on Vetting Committee's assessment, SWD accepted the recommended Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs) to operate the MOSTE in the said Regional Clusters with details listed below -
 
Regional Cluster Awarded NGOs
New Territories West (1) Cluster 
(Tsuen Wan and Kwai Tsing)
Po Leung Kuk
New Territories West (2) Cluster
(Tuen Mun and Yuen Long)
Evangelical Lutheran Church Social Service – Hong Kong

The MOSTE operated by the above awarded NGOs will formally commence service with effect from 1 May 2019.
May 2019Announcement of the Result of Invitation for Proposals to implement the Volunteer Movement Service Project

The Social Welfare Department (SWD) has earlier invited eligible non-governmental organisations to submit proposals to implement the Volunteer Movement Service Project (Service Project).  A total of two 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 Social Career Limited to implement the above Service Project.
 
May 2019Announcement of the Result of Invitation for Proposals to Operate a New Neighbourhood Elderly Centre

The Social Welfare Department (SWD) has earlier invited Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs) operating subvented elderly services to submit proposals to operate a new Neighbourhood Elderly Centre (NEC) at So Uk Estate, Sham Shui Po.  SWD received a total of 34 proposals.  A Vetting Committee (VC) was set up to conduct assessment of the proposals.  Upon the recommendation of the VC, SWD has selected St. James' Settlement to operate the NEC.
May 2019Additional and Planned Places of Rehabilitation Services

Information on additional and planned places of rehabilitation services for the period of April 2019 to June 2019 has been announced.  Please download the information here.
May 2019Flag Day Organisers from April 2019 to March 2020

The list of Flag Day Organisers from April 2019 to March 2020 can be downloaded here.