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「落得樓」樓梯機服務完滿結束

由香港社會服務聯會(「社聯」)聯同香港明愛、香港基督教服務處、基督教香港信義會社會服務部,及聖雅各福群會,共同推行為期二年半的「落得樓」樓梯機服務試驗計劃(「試驗計劃」)已於2020年10月31日完滿結束。 試驗計劃承蒙凱瑟克基金和利希慎基金贊助,由2018年4月起,致力為居住於沒有電梯的舊式樓宇之長者及行動不便的人士,提供樓梯機接載服務以協助服務使用者上落樓梯,前往就醫、接受復康服務、購買日常用品、參與社交活動,外出飲茶、拜山、參加婚宴等。 截至2020年6月,試驗計劃已提供超過15,400服務次數,服務人數達950之多;根據「落得樓」的社會成效評估報告顯示,試驗計劃成功協助行動不便的人士跨越環境障礙、改善長者及照顧者的生活質素,及促進居家安老等。就以上服務使用率和評估報告反映所得,樓梯機服務已在社區的不同層面帶來正面影響。 社聯在此僅代表四間協辦機構及員工,衷心感謝公眾一直以來對試驗計劃的支持,讓樓梯機服務獲得社區廣泛接納,並得到社會各界的充分肯定。社聯往後將與業界持續探究,如何為有困難上落樓的長者及行動不便的人士,提供服務及支援。 在10月31日後,有需要的人士請聯絡居住地區的長者服務或復康服務單位,以尋求適當的協助或轉介。各單位的聯絡資料及地址可透過社會福利署的網址查詢。 ...

Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance

Agency members have reflected to the Council that recently, they have received letters from the Office of Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) enquiring about their personal data collection practices (especially on identity card numbers and date of birth), in order to decide whether a formal investigation on the organization’s compliance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (the Ordinance) is needed. In fact, social service agencies unavoidably handle large volume of personal data in everyday operations and should beware beware of the legal requirement. To facilitate the compliance of the Ordinance, the Council and PwC Hong Kong developed the Personal Data Privacy Toolkit for NGOs in June and uploaded to the Project website. The toolkit highlights the six Data Protection Principles of the Ordinance and provides practical guidance on handling personal data. “Principle 1: Purpose and Manner of Collection” in particular specifies that NGOs as data users, must consider why personal data needs to be collected and processed. Only data necessary for the specific purpose should be collected. Agency members can view and download the toolkit via the link above. PCPD has also ...

The Companies (Fees) (Amendment) Regulation 2020 effective in October

As one of the government’s relief measures to support enterprises and safeguard jobs, the registration fees for all annual returns (except for annual returns delivered late) charged by the Companies Registry would be waived for two years from 1 October 2020 to 30 September 2022. In addition, with effect from 1 October 2020, the fees (excluding Business Registration Fee and Levy) payable for applications for incorporation of companies delivered in electronic form through the e-Registry will be reduced by 10%. The reduction does not apply to applications delivered to the Registry in hard copy form. The Companies (Fees) (Amendment) Regulation 2020 (Cap. 622K) will commence operation from 1 October 2020 to effect the aforesaid waiver and fee reduction. Please refer to the circular of the Companies Registry for details ...

Tools on NGO Governance

  Over the year, the NGO Governance Platform Project has co-operated with different partners to develop four sets of guides / toolkits on various aspects of NGO governance. These reference materials are in both English and Chinese. NGOs can make use of the guides to review and develop their own policies. Below are brief introductions of the guides:                   A Concise Guide on NGO Reserves  &  A Concise Guide on NGO Investment These two guides are developed with the advice of the Expert Group formed under the NGO Governance Platform Project. The guides respectively describe the principles in handling NGOs' reserves and investment, and provide templates and related materials for readers’ reference.   Internal Control Toolkit for Small Non-Governmental Organizations This toolkit is a collaboration between EY and the Council, providing a framework on internal controls for small NGOs. It focuses on supporting the development and review of existing practices.   Personal Data Privacy Toolkit for NGOs This toolkit, compiled and published by PwC Hong Kong, aims at facilitating the understanding and ...

ICAC’s Best Practice Checklist

A series of Best Practice Checklist published by the Independent Commission Against Corruption have been uploaded to the Project website for reference of interested parties. Integrity and Corruption Prevention Guide on Managing Relationship with Public Servants Quick Starter to Integrity and Corruption Prevention Guide on Managing Relationship with Public Servants Management of Donations for Naming Rights Staff Administration ...
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