To Make the working carers seen to the society
It is difficult for the working carers to maintain the balance between career, personal life and caregiving. They need to take care of the job duties and caregiving at the same time. The HKCSS Co-Creation Stakeholders Engagement team has organised a seminar to address the needs of carers and how companies could support the working carers comprehensively in terms of clothing, food, accommodation and accompanying, and seek opportunities for collaboration.
In addition, the involvement of both businesses and communities is essential to establish a comprehensive carer support network. The team has collaborated with Chinachem Group to initiate a carer support pilot project in Golden Lion Garden Phase II which aims to establish a support platform within the residential estate. Through various booths and experiential activities, the residents can reach different community resources, enhance their awareness of healthy life style and thus to release the stress of the carers.
The Team will continue to encourage different stakeholders to explore diverse methods to co-create solutions in response to different social agenda.
Building Community Strength through Co-Creation and Mutual Support
In recent years, Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Centres Limited Jockey Club Tai Wo Centre has been dedicated to serving the community while also actively engaging in cross-sector collaborations, bringing together a group of women volunteers from the Tai Po district and local farmers to create greater social impact.
Recognizing the challenge of limited sales channels for local agricultural products, the organization has empowered women volunteers to assist farmers in cultivation, harvesting, and promoting local vegetables through community group purchases. They have established a local sales network platform to address the community’s demand for locally grown vegetables. For now, they have successfully organized six group purchase events in partnership with six local farms, with a goal of selling 600 kilograms of local vegetables.
The project also emphasizes community education. 60 women, farmers, small merchants, restaurants, and Agri-food education organizations have been invited to work together on publishing a book of various recipes using local veggies as ingredients, thereby raising awareness about the value of “ugly food” and reducing food waste.
Through various forms of involvement, such as assisting local farmers, promoting local agricultural development, and sharing their learning outcomes with the public, this initiative enhances women’s social engagement, as well as showcases the collaborative potential among different organizations and institutions. It is believed that more organisations will echo and follow in the future to generate greater impact and change to the community through co-creation.
The above project is supported by the HSBC Hong Kong Community Partnership Programme.