Dialogue with Secretary for Labour and Welfare – Mr. Chris Sun

Duration the process of election, the new HKSAR Chief Executive expressed deep concern on various livelihood and welfare problems of the society.  The new administration has been initiating various ideas and programmes to address these livelihood issues, and has also been active in engaging various sectors and stakeholders to deliberate various possibilities in terms of social policy.          The Chief Executive is going to deliver his first Policy Address in October and we expect that some related social issues or problems will be mentioned and policy initiatives may be announced.    In view of this, we have successfully invited Mr. Chris Sun, Secretary for Labour and Welfare, to have a dialogue with our sector after the Policy Address.  We expect to discuss with him issues on poverty alleviation, care for the elderly, assistance to the frail, social welfare planning, subvention system and so on.  We hope that this can foster closer collaboration between the sector and the government for improving welfare services and the livelihood of the people. Details of the session are as follows: Date:        November 11, 2022 (Friday) Time:       2:15 pm – 4:00 pm (Registration will start from 2:00 pm) Place:      Auditorium, 1/F., Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 15, Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong ...

Invitation to ‘‘Social Work Research Practice Workshop’: ‘How to Collect and Use Public Bodies’ Data for Research’.

Data collection is an essential part of social welfare research and advocacy. In recent years, under the open data plans implemented by the government, public bodies such as government departments and statutory bodies become more positive in opening up public information they manage for public use.  The collection and use of public data will help practitioners from the sector to explore and identify community characteristics for service development. In order to help practitioners grasp more understanding and technique in collecting and using public bodies’ data, the Council is going to organize the captioned workshop and has already invited Ms. Chloe Fung, a Research Assistant from the Faculty of Law of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, as the speaker of the workshop.  She will explain the methods and procedures of collecting data from public bodies, as well as the practical application points and precautions when accessing public data.  Details of the workshop are as follows: Guest speakers:  Ms. Chloe FUNG, Research Assistant, Faculty of Law, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Language: Speech: English , Group Discussion: Cantonese Date: 13th October 2022 (Thursday) (The workshop may be rescheduled or changed to online mode subject to the development of the pandemic) Time: ...

Count Us In: Deliberation Day for Social Inclusion & Diversity (Townhall: 21st October 2022)

Project PRAISE, a collaboration project sponsored by the Kadoorie Foundation between the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS) and two social operators (Yuen Long Town Hall & H.K.S.K.H. Lady MacLehose Centre), aims to promote ethnic minorities' (EM) empowerment and social inclusion in Hong Kong. We plan to build a systematic and social intelligible tool for the advocacy of a socially inclusive society, namely the Hong Kong inclusion and Diversity (HKiD) Index. Over the past year, the research team has come up with 6 life domains and a list of objective indicators. We would like to present our tentative indicators and seek advice from individuals who are working toward diversity and inclusion, as well as the bigger ethnic minority community in Hong Kong. Therefore, an engagement activity titled Count Us In: Deliberation Day for Social Inclusion and Diversity are organized for ethnic minorities and professionals from different sectors who are concerned with ethnic minorities' issues in a participatory discussion. Professor Lisa Leung from the Lingnan University's Department of Cultural Studies, as well as the Hong Kong Social Workers Association’s Ethnic Diverse Chapter shall be sharing. Participants are welcomed to share their experiences and barriers to inclusion. The details and tentative ...

Invitation to ‘Evidence-based Practice Social Work Research Salon’: ‘How to use data science to optimize social service and resource‘

Our Council has been organizing ‘Evidence-based Practice Social Work Research Salons’, which aims to share the social work studies with practitioners in the sector, and to exchange how relevant research can inspire policy advocacy and service development. Recently, many social welfare organizations are exploring utilizing data science to identify core issues and needs of the social groups as well as for social service planning and efficient allocation of social welfare resources. Dr. Lam Tat and Miss Ko Ming Hui have been invited as our guest speakers in the coming salon. By sharing the social data application experience in projects “Targeted Poverty Alleviation” and “Time Bank”, they would discuss the strength of data science on matching welfare resources and service planning, the challenge they face and their responses to the challenges. Details of the Research Salon are listed below: Date : 15th September 2022 (Thursday) Time : 15:00 – 16:30 Venue : Online ZOOM (Rundown attached for reference) Speakers :  Dr. Lam Tat (Founder, Shanzhai City)   Miss. Ko Ming Hui (Convenor, Blessing Community) Language : Cantonese For those who are interested, please register online on or before 13th September 2022. Please contact Miss Connie Chen by email [email protected] or at 2864 2963 if you have any ...

Hong Kong’s Preparedness for Ageing Society Seminar (14 July 2022)

Hong Kong society is rapidly ageing.  As super-aged society is just around the corner, the entire society has to get ready to respond.  The new administration of HKSAR government should also proactively lead all stakeholders of the society to plan and get prepared. Through organizing the “Hong Kong's Preparedness for Ageing Society Seminar”, the Hong Kong Council of Social Service hopes to engage the welfare sector to identify key agendas related to ageing population, anticipate impacts of ageing population to policy and service development, and to explore the policy direction for the new administration. Details of the seminar are as followed: Date        :       14 July 2022 (Thursday) Time        :       10:00am – 12:45pm Format     :       Zoom Seminar Language :      Cantonese Event Fee :      Free   If you are interested in joining the event, please complete the online registration on or before 8 July 2022 (Friday). We look forward to your participation! Enquiry: Ms. Kitty Leung (Telephone: 2864 2977; email: [email protected]) Ms. Cora Chan (Telephone: 2876 2425 ; email: [email protected])   Encl. Memo Seminar Poster ...
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