In the past few years, the Hong Kong government and various sectors have been paying close attention to the housing needs of grassroots communities. They have not only emphasized increasing quantity, speed, and efficiency but also focused on improving quality and creating a sense of happiness and care in housing developments.

Barcelona, Spain, is a Caring City, and as a city that cares for vulnerable groups, the local government has been actively providing supports in housing supply and community support for low-income families, homeless individuals, elderly residents, and caregivers.

Last year, the Hong Kong Council of Social Service organized a study tour titled “Study Tour on Supportive Housing Models for Different Target Groups and Caregiver Centers in Barcelona, Spain.” By participating in an International Social Housing Festival and visiting various housing projects, the study tour aimed to understand how the government of Barcelona, Spain, supports and cares for vulnerable groups in the community and housing sector. Representatives from the study tour, including Mr. Lai Kin Kwok, Senior Lecturer at St. Francis University, Mr. Yu Long Ting, Senior Officer of St. James’ Settlement, Ms. Chui Pui Yan, Community Organizer of the Society for Community Organization Limited, and Ms. Yang Pui Yin, Project Manager (Social Housing) of HKCSS, are going to share the experiences of the Barcelona government in supporting different vulnerable groups from a policy, service target groups and facilities perspectives. In addition to summarizing the insights gained from the study tour on housing development in Hong Kong, the discussion will also focus on how to establish housing and community support for the elderly, homeless individuals, and caregivers in Hong Kong.


Date: 7th May, 2024(Tuesday)

Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.(Registration time: 09:50 a.m.)

Location: Room 201, 2/F., Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 15 Hennessy Road.,Wan Chai, HK

Fee: Free of charge

Language: Cantonese

Quota: 40 persons

If you are interested in joining this sharing session, please register through the link on or before 3rd May, 2024 (Friday).

For enquiry, please contact Mr. Peter Hui, Project Officer of Social Housing, Policy Research and Advocacy, HKCSS at 3702 5359 or by email ([email protected] ) 



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