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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    More than 20 homeless people lose shelter under flyover in Yau Ma Tei

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:06am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... the homeless people could do if they failed to find affordable rental flats before the deadline. It said that while some of them were on welfare, others relied on odd jobs to get by. Yau Tsim Mong councillor Derek Hung Chiu-wah said welfare officials had attempted to register the homeless people and were looking at ways to help them, while the council was considering building a homeless ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1621610/more-20-homeless-people-lose-shelter-under-flyover-yau-ma-tei
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Adoptees reaching out to Hong Kong birth parents

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 05:45am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... first contacted Hong Kong's Social Welfare Department 10 years ago with information from her adoption records, but the department was not helpful. "I pretty much gave up," she ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1619565/people-adopted-babies-decades-ago-reaching-out-hong-kong-birth
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Decline in mental health of Hong Kong youth 'distressing', says expert

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:07am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... and emotional management skills. The annual Mental Health Month campaign is jointly organised by more than 20 welfare agencies and government departments. A launch ceremony will be held on Saturday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1616447/decline-mental-health-hong-kong-youth-distressing-says-expert
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Welfare benefits not enough for rent

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 04:09am by CALVIN LIU

    ... Calvin Liu calvin.liu@scmp.com Call for policy revamp after study finds most people on housing subsidy have to make up cash shortfall each month for small, subdivided flats Welfare benefits not enough for rent More than half of those who live on welfare payments have to fork out money from their own pockets for rent as the government subsidy they receive is not enough, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1559264/welfare-benefits-not-enough-rent
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Fewer prisoners ending up back in jail, thanks to increased help

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 04:56am by Lana Lam

    ... difficult." Since then, the government has worked to improve the system, he said. "As far as schools and employers are concerned, I know the CSD and Social Welfare Department have done a much ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586878/fewer-prisoners-ending-back-jail-thanks-increased-help
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong's domestic helpers 'should be paid HK$4,500 a month'

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by Phila Siu

    ... and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung rejected calls to lift the live-in rule for foreign domestic helpers. He insisted the requirement was a key condition that had been agreed upon by his bureau, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588860/were-not-cheap-labour-says-maids-group
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hundreds stage funeral procession for dog killed by MTR train

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... They say MTR staff should have held the intercity train and coaxed the animal off the track. Watch: Death of dog on MTR tracks sparks outrage in Hong Kong "It's about the lack of respect ... and so did other people, but were stopped by the MTR staff," said Lee, who said she told staff she had experience rescuing animals for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580197/hundreds-stage-funeral-procession-dog-killed-mtr-train
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Civic Party presses for retirement plan it says government report ignored

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:28am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... by welfare and social work professor Nelson Chow Wing-sun from the University of Hong Kong, was a way for it to put off enacting any kind of meaningful change in the public retirement system. Kwok ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1568558/civic-party-presses-retirement-plan-it-says-government-report-ignored
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Father who allegedly left learning disabled son, 11, in Singapore could face extradition

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 06:21pm by Clifford Lo

    ... offered the Social Welfare Department help in preparing the appropriate legal documents to clear his passage. The Singapore Police Force said on Facebook it was currently working closely with Hong ... investigation suggested the boy's father, exhausted by trying to take care of his son, dumped him in Singapore after researching welfare for mentally disabled children there. As of last night ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1563515/father-who-allegedly-left-learning-disabled-son-11-singapore-could
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Call it animal instinct, Hong Kong schoolchildren want a big zoo

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 02:36pm by Shirley.Zhao

    ... Shirley.Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com More than 90pc of pupils want to get closer to wildlife in the city, study finds Animal instinct? Kids want 'real zoo' Children in Hong Kong ... and tortoises. Tang said Ocean Park's high fees and focus on tourism had alienated local families, depriving Hong Kong children of the chance to appreciate and learn about the animals in the park. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1493526/call-animal-instinct-hong-kong-schoolchildren-want-zoo

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