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Oct 2019Invitation for Proposals for Neighbourhood Elderly Centre (NEC)

Non-governmental Organisations operating subvented elderly services are invited to submit proposal by using the prescribed Application Form for operating of a new
Neighbourhood Elderly Centre (NEC) at Tseung Kwan O Area 65C2 (TKO Area 65C2).

For information of site-visit, briefing session, details of Service Specifications and application form, please click here.

The application shall be submitted by hand at or before 5:00 p.m. on 14 November 2019 (Thursday).
Oct 2019Assistance Programme under the Community Care Fund

The Community Care Fund extends Pilot Scheme on Raising the Maximum Level of Disregarded Earnings for Recipients with Disabilities under the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance Scheme, which is administered by the Social Welfare Department.
For details, please click here.
Oct 2019Invitation for Proposals to Operate Two Support Centres for Persons with Autism

Invitation for Proposals to Operate Two Support Centres for Persons with Autism (SPAs) in the New Territories West or Kowloon East region

The Social Welfare Department is now inviting Non-Governmental Organisations operating subvented rehabilitation service(s) to submit proposals to operate the said SPAs.

Please click here for further details.
Oct 2019Invitation to Tender for the Provision of Services for Elderly Persons of a New Contract Home Located at 2 Tsing Min Path, Tuen Mun (Tender Reference: SWD1/5AF/872/2019)

Following the publication of the above Tender Notice in the Government Gazette on 6 September 2019, a Briefing Session on the invitation to tender was held on 19 September 2019.  The PowerPoint (in Chinese) and “Questions and Answers” (in Chinese) of the Briefing Session can be downloaded here: 

PowerPoint (in Chinese) 

“Questions and Answers” (in Chinese)
Oct 2019Application for Purchase Exercise (2019-20) 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 (2019-20) under the Bought Place Scheme.  Applications will close on 18 October 2019.  For details, please click here.
Oct 2019Announcement of the Result of Invitation 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]

The Award of Contract has been announced.  For details, please click here.
Oct 2019One-off grant to Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) students

The Social Welfare Department will disburse a one-off grant of $2,500 to CSSA students from child care centres, kindergartens, primary and secondary schools who are eligible for flat-rate grant for selected items of school-related expenses in the 2019/20 school year starting from 23 August 2019.  The arrangement was one of a series of relief measures announced by the Financial Secretary in the 2019-20 Budget on 27 February this year.

The one-off grant will be paid through the existing CSSA payment method, i.e., through autopay to the designated bank account in general.  Recipients are not required to apply for the one-off grant. 
Oct 2019Additional Small Group Home Places

So Uk Small Group Home operated by Hong Kong Christian Service  has started operation with effect from 16 August 2019 providing 30 additional small group home places and five additional places of emergency/short-term care in small group homes.  
Oct 2019Support Programme for Employees with Disabilities open for applications all year round

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

Oct 2019Announcement of the Result of Invitation for Proposals for Operation of On-site Pre-school Rehabilitation Services (OPRS) upon Service Expansion in October 2019

The Social Welfare Department (SWD) has earlier invited eligible non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to submit proposals for operation of OPRS upon service expansion in October 2019.  A total of 18 proposals were received and a Vetting Committee was set up to conduct assessment of the proposals.  Upon the recommendation of the Committee, SWD has selected the following 14 NGOs to operate the additional service places of OPRS upon service expansion in October 2019:
(in alphabetical order)
1. Boys' and Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong (The)
2. Heep Hong Society
3. Hong Kong Children and Youth Services 
4. Hong Kong Christian Service
5. Hong Kong Lutheran Social Service, the Lutheran Church – Hong Kong Synod Limited
6. Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited
7. Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children
8. Kwun Tong Methodist Social Service
10. Salvation Army (The)
11. St. James' Settlement
12. Tsung Tsin Mission of Hong Kong Social Service (The)
13. Watchdog Limited
14. Yang Memorial Methodist Social Service

New service teams operated by the awarded NGOs will commence services with effect from 1 October 2019.
Oct 2019Additional and Planned Places of Rehabilitation Services

Information on additional and planned places of rehabilitation services for the period of July 2019 to December 2019 has been announced.  Please download the information here.
Oct 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.