The Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS) succeeded in developing partnership
projects with other sectors in bulidng social capital and service
development. During the past years, the Council developed and strengthened
collaboration with other sectors, including legal, housing, media,
education, as well as the information technology sector.
Kong Youth Technology Design Competition¡XCreative Design of Assistive
Products for the Elderly
With the support of the organizing committee,
composed of tertiary education institutes, the Hong Kong
Institution of Engineers and HKCSS, students design and
manufacture various tools to help the aged for their daily usage.
It is hoped that the winning designs will be manufactured and
be able to serve the elderly and benefit the community.
Renovation Loan Scheme for the Elderly
The Hong Kong Housing Society (HKHS) invited
HKCSS to help promote
the Home Renovation Loan Scheme for the Elderly. The said scheme
is one of the programmes under HKHS's Building Management and
Maintenance Scheme. Loans are provided to help flat owners to
carry out flat interior renovation relating to safety and hygiene.
Social workers of HKCSS's member agencies would introduce this
scheme to those elderly flat owners and help them to apply the
loan and follow up the renovation project accordingly so that
they can improve their living environment.
Caring Hong Kong - Special
Programme to Promote Social Service Projects
RoadShow and the Hong Kong Baptist University jointly launched the ""Caring Hong Kong" Project since 2005, producing multi-media productions
featuring outstanding social service programmes of HKCSS's
agency members. These 3-minute clippings highlight the work
and contributions of NGOs and being broadcasted in RoadShow, an
effective advertising platform with a captive daily audience of
over 3 million.
set up the Digital Solidarity Fund (DSF) to support
digital inclusion programs in Hong Kong since July 2004. With the joint efforts
of various sectors, including the Government, private sector and
NGOs, DSF helps the disadvantaged groups to catch up with the
information society development at both the policy and program
Child Poverty" ¡V A Cross-sectoral Initiative
Six organizations from the business, professional
and welfare sectors join hands to fight child poverty. The project
includes poverty visitations, roundtable discussions, and multi-stakeholder
HKCSS and The
Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) introduced
the Accountant Ambassadors Programme in 2003 to benefit the general
public with complimentary services drawing on its members' professional
skills, resources and enthusiasm in voluntary services.
with the Hong Kong Mediation Council
HKCSS joined hand
with the Hong Kong Mediation Council (HKMC) to provide mediation
service by qualified mediators of HKMC to help to resolve clients'
disputes including neighbor relations, contract, employment, etc.
The clients applied for the service via our agency members.
Appraisal of Spatial Standards and Facilities Levels of Elderly-care
Architecture in Hong Kong
HKCSS, in collaboration
with The Centre of Architectural Research for Education, Elderly,
Environment and Excellence Ltd. (CARE) and the Community Development
Committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects launched the
captioned project to develop a document outlining the current
Spatial Standards and Provisions of Elderly-care Facilities in
Hong Kong, with the aim to use such initial appraisal outcome
to propose any need of improvements in the spatial provisions.
The outcome of the project is to provide an appraisal document
which provides elderly-care architectural design spatial reference
parameters to assist NGO sponsoring bodies and design consultants
in undertaking future elderly-care facilities design, in line
with the latest development in "Care for the Elderly"
policy, community aspirations and international standards.
for the Health of the Elderly" charity programme
CLP Power, in conjunction with HKCSS, has launched
the captioned programme since 2004, providing free influenza vaccination
shots for the deprived elderly. The Company aims to achieve this target
by encouraging public donation through matching HK$20 for every donation
of HK$20 from the community.