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Nov 2019Invitation 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 project:

Three Special Child Care Centre cum Early Education and Training Centres (SCCC cum EETCs) in Sham Shui Po and Tseung Kwan O Districts

Please click here for further details on the Invitation for Proposals.
Nov 2019Privileges 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. 17 November 2019).  For list of participating companies, please click here.
Enquiry Hotline: 2152 2847 or 2831 9906
Nov 2019Announcement of the Result of Invitation to Tender for “Processing of Applications and Provision of Services for Elderly Persons Applying for/Receiving Old Age Living Allowance under the Fujian Scheme” [Tender Reference: SWD/OALA-FJS]

The Award of Contract has been announced.  For details, please click here.
Nov 2019Announcement of the Result of Invitation to Tender for “Processing of Applications and Provision of Services for Elderly Persons Applying for/Receiving Old Age Living Allowance under the Guangdong Scheme” [Tender Reference: SWD/OALA-GDS]

The Award of Contract has been announced.  For details, please click here.
Nov 2019Implementation of Old Age Living Allowance (OALA) under Guangdong (GD) Scheme and Fujian (FJ) Scheme and one-year special one-off arrangement (SOOA)

The Social Welfare Department (SWD) implements OALA under the GD Scheme and FJ Scheme from 1 January 2020 which is now open for application.  The OALA under the GD Scheme and FJ Scheme is to provide a special monthly allowance to supplement the living expenses of Hong Kong (HK) elderly persons aged 65 or above who choose to reside in GD or FJ and have income and assets not exceeding the prescribed limits.  In the first year of implementing OALA under the GD Scheme and FJ Scheme (i.e. from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020), an SOOA is put in place for OALA and Old Age Allowance to allow elderly persons who have already settled in GD or FJ and satisfied all other eligibility criteria (including age, means test requirement for OALA applicants, etc.), but failed to meet the one-year continuous residence in HK requirement to benefit from the GD Scheme or FJ Scheme without having to return to and stay in HK for one year.  For details and application procedures of the GD Scheme and FJ Scheme, please visit the website of GD Scheme / FJ Scheme .
Nov 2019Invitation for Proposals to Operate Two Rehabilitation Services Projects

The Social Welfare Department is now inviting NGOs operating subvented rehabilitation service(s) to submit proposal(s) to operate two projects as follows –
 
1. Supported Hostel for Mentally Handicapped Persons in Lai Tsui Court, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon (Lai Tsui Court Project); and

2. Supported Hostel for Mentally/ Physically Handicapped Persons in Shek Mun Estate, Shatin, New Territories (Shek Mun Estate Project).
 

Please click here for further details.
Nov 2019Announcement of Result of Invitation for Proposals for operating Outreaching Teams for Ethnic Minorities

The Social Welfare Department (SWD) has earlier invited eligible non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to submit proposals for operating Outreaching Teams for Ethnic Minorities (OTEM) in Hong Kong.  A total of 20 proposals were received and a vetting committee (VC) was set up to vet the proposals.  Upon recommendations of the VC, SWD has selected 3 NGOs to operate OTEM in the three clusters as follows:
 
Name of Organisation Clusters (Districts) Served
The Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council Team A
Central & Western District, Southern District, Islands District, Eastern District, Wan Chai, and Kwun Tong
Hong Kong Christian Service Team B
Sham Shui Po, Kowloon City, Yau Tsim Mong, 
Wong Tai Sin and Sai Kung
Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui
Welfare Council Limited
Team C
Sha Tin, Tai Po, North District, Yuen Long, Tuen Mun,
Tsuen Wan and Kwai Tsing
Nov 2019Invitation for Proposals for Operation of the “Parents/Relatives Resource Centres”

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

Parents/Relatives Resource Centres

Please click here for further details on the 'Invitation for Proposals'.
Nov 2019Additional and Planned Places of Rehabilitation Services

Information on additional and planned places of rehabilitation services for the period of October 2019 to December 2019 has been announced.  Please download the information here
Nov 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) (29th round) and "Central Fund for Personal Computers" (The Fund) (41st round) now accept applications. The deadline for both the Scheme and Fund is 6 December 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

Nov 2019Outcome of Applications for the Bought Place Scheme on Day Care Units for the Elderly

The Social Welfare Department has completed vetting of the applications for the Bought Place Scheme on Day Care Units for the Elderly (the Scheme).  The list of private and self-financing residential care homes for the elderly being accepted for joining the Scheme can be downloaded here.
Nov 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.
Nov 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.
Nov 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/