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Agenda and Minutes -
The 5 Meeting 16/17

Date: 14/7/2017
Time: 9:30am
Location: 1002A


1.  To adopt the agenda of the meeting


2.  To adopt the minutes of last meeting (Appendix 1)


3.  Matters for Discussions

3.1.   Annual Submission: 5 years Social Development Agenda (Appendix 2)


4.  AOB


5.  Date of Next Meeting


Minutes of the 5th meeting held on July 14, 2017 (Friday) at 9:30 am in Room 1002A of the Duke of Windsor Social Service Building.



Mr. Chau Yin Ming, Francis (Chairperson)


The Association of Evangelical Free Churches of HK

Ms. So Suk Yin, Susan (Vice-Chairperson)


Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children

Dr. Lui Wai Ling, Annissa


Hong Kong Lutheran Social Service

Ms. Wong Wai Mui, Nancy


Christian Family Service Centre

Ms. Liu Kam Fung, Iris


International Social Service Hong Kong Branch

Mr. Wong Chi Hung, Edmond


Caritas – Hong Kong

Mr. Chan Kin Hung, Charles


Evangelical Lutheran Church Social Service - HK

(Representative of Specialized Committee on Social Development)

Ms. Connie Ng


St. James’ Settlement (Representative of Specialized Committee on Social Security and Employment Policy)







Mr. Anthony Wong



Mr. Peace Wong



Mr. Moses Mui



Ms. Olivia Ip (Recorder)









Ms. Hung Tak Fung, Anchor


Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation

Mr. Fung Kai Man, David


St. James’ Settlement

Ms. Ngai Mei Mui, Angela


Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups

Mr. Chan Pun Lai, Benny


Hong Kong Family Welfare Society

Mr. Stephen Wong


The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Ms. Siu Ka Yan, Sky


Kely Support Group

Mr. Chow Sung Ming


Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Professor Yep Kin Man, Ray


City University of Hong Kong

 1.      To adopt the minutes of last meeting


The minutes of last meeting dated May 10, 2017 were confirmed with no amendment.

 2.      Matters for Discussion


2.1  Draft Annual Submission: 5 Year Social Development Agenda


2.1.1        Mr. Anthony Wong reported that concerned family service issues were added.



2.1.2        The paper identified total 5 major strategies to deal with social problems that Hong Kong was facing.  It also raised a number of recommendations to improve social welfare services.


2.1.3        Mr. Anthony Wong told members that he added recommendation on “Social Capital” into the paper. 


2.1.4        Members went through the papers, minor amendments were made before submit to EXCO, they were:


(1)   Page 5 - 市民改善住房: the Chairman proposed to stress our recommendations we made in response to Long Term Housing Strategy consultation.  Members agreed.


(2)   Page 9 – On family service area, members suggested to strengthen the content as appropriate.  Those might be related to support for cross border families and disadvantaged families.


(3)   To improve the lump sum grant system.


Members endorsed the revised version at this meeting, and would submit to EXCO for further endorsement.

 3.      Any Other Business


3.1  Coming event:


a)      Dialogue with Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Dr. Law Chi Kwong, would be held at November, 2017.  Dr. Law would discuss with the sector on the issues on poverty alleviation, care for the elderly, social welfare planning, subvention system etc.


(Post-meeting notes:  The Forum was fixed to be held at November 13, 2017.)


b)      Mr. Anthony Wong reported that the 2nd Gerontech and Innovation Expo cum Summit (GIES) [第二屆樂齡科技博覽暨高峰會] proposed to be held at November 2018.


c)      HKCSS AGM would be held on November 1, 2017 (Wednesday).

 4.      There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:30 pm.