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  • Introduction

The Social Welfare Department (SWD) has launched a four-year Pilot Scheme on Multi-disciplinary Outreaching Support Teams for the Elderly (MOSTE) since mid-February 2019.  MOSTE, comprising social workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists, provides outreach support services for the service users of private residential care homes for the elderly (RCHEs) to address their social and rehabilitation needs.  MOSTE also provides speech therapy service by speech therapists for the service users of contract RCHEs (including the Day Care Units (DCUs) attached to contract RCHEs) as well as self-financing RCHEs and self-financing Nursing Homes (NHs) with swallowing difficulties or speech impairment.  


  • Target Group and Service Scope
Target Group Service Scope
Residents of private RCHEs
  • On-site visits by social workers, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech therapists;
  • Provision of linkage activities to meet the social needs of the residents;
  • Clinical assessments, rehabilitation trainings and periodic reviews to the residents; and
  • Consultations / training programmes to the staff members / carers of the residents of the RCHEs.
Residents or service users of contract RCHEs (including the DCUs attached to contract RCHEs) and self-financing RCHEs and self-financing NHs
  • On-site visits, clinical assessments, speech therapy and periodic reviews by speech therapists; and
  • Consultations / training programmes by speech therapists to the staff members / carers of the residents or service users of the RCHEs and NHs.


  • Fee

Free of charge


  • Service Operator of Regional Cluster

Regional Cluster
Service Operator
Enquiry Number
Hong Kong East Cluster
(Eastern and Wan Chai)
Methodist Centre
3577 8830
Hong Kong West Cluster
(Central Western, Southern and Islands)
Tung Wah Group of Hospitals
2884 9337
Kowloon East Cluster
(Kwun Tong, Wong Tai Sin and Sai Kung)
Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited
5508 8011
Kowloon West Cluster
(Sham Shui Po)
Hong Kong Christian Service
2111 8313 
Kowloon Central Cluster
(Kowloon City and Yau Tsim Mong)
Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited
3598 9180
5599 6838
New Territories East Cluster
(Sha Tin, Tai Po and North)
Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service
2873 1113
9180 8621
New Territories West (1) Cluster
(Tsuen Wan and Kwai Tsing)
Po Leung Kuk
3841 7728
New Territories West (2) Cluster
(Tuen Mun and Yuen Long)
Evangelical Lutheran Church Social Service – Hong Kong
3596 3588
5599 6811

For general enquiry, please contact Elderly Branch, Social Welfare Department (Tel: 3428 2041).



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