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  1. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Groups urge CY to improve welfare for the elderly, poor and disabled

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... and disabled' Better welfare for elderly, poor and disabled people tops the wish lists of advocacy groups and political parties as Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's prepares his maiden policy ... aside land for housing complexes with nursing facilities for elderly people. As for people with disabilities, concern groups and parties such as the Democratic Party and the Democratic Alliance ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Mainland Chinese parents dumping disabled, sick children in HK, charity claims

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Mentally disabled and chronically ill youngsters born in HK are being forsaken because of the lack of affordable care and welfare over the border, charity ... James' Settlement says at least two such mentally disabled children in its care have been abandoned. Since the mainland makes inadequate welfare provision for the disabled, some mainland parents ...

  3. News - China - WELFARE

    ‘Baby hatch’ forced to stop taking children after hundreds of infants are abandoned

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 11:50am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Welfare facility in Guangzhou takes in 262 infants in six weeks, many of them ill or disabled, and says it can't handle more 'Baby hatch' ... their children. All the babies left at the Guangzhou centre were ill or had disabilities. Preliminary medical examination showed 42 per cent had cerebral palsy, 15 per cent Down's syndrome and 12 per ...

  4. News - China - WELFARE

    Critics say baby hatches 'encourage child abandonment' as nearly 80 babies left at Guangzhou shelter over CNY

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 02:51pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... were between one and six years old, most of who have physically or mentally disabilities, Xu Jiu, the director of Guangzhou social welfare institute, told Xinhua. Most of the abandoned babies ... neighbouring provinces such as Henan and Anhui. Most babies abandoned at baby hatches are physically or mentally disabled, according to Ji Gang, an official with the China Centre for Children’s Welfare ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Expansion of nursing services under fire

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 04:33am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Lawmakers question HK$20 billion plan to pay NGOs to provide beds, saying it lacks specifics and leaves out needy districts Expansion of nursing services under fire A funding proposal for HK$10 billion to expand the nursing services of NGOs for the elderly and the disabled has come under criticism from lawmakers for a lack of direction, less than ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    330 welfare claims from recent immigrants after court's CSSA ruling

    Posted Dec 21st 2013, 05:04am by Tony Cheung

    ... approved a government proposal to increase CSSA, old-age allowance and disability allowance by 4.1 per cent. The standard monthly assistance currently offered to an able-bodied adult, excluding ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    1.3 million Hongkongers live in poverty, government says, but offers no solution

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 05:03pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... named this as a principle in poverty alleviation. If this is the attitude, it's like waving a white flag before the war has even started." Poverty figures on the disabled community ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Fresh aid for the needy to be put to the test, Matthew Cheung says

    Posted Jun 27th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... For instance, a popular programme that subsidises the severely disabled living at home will be made permanent from March. Two other trials under the fund stood a good chance of becoming part ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Hong Kong orphans subjected to racism in Britain: report

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... such as the children's relatives. A total of 110 children were available for adoption at the end of December. None of them was described as "normal and healthy" and 71 were disabled. Currently, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Relatives' cash for elderly to be treated as assets in allowance plan

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... test will receive payouts dated back to December 2012. The first group to get the money will be roughly 290,000 people, aged 65 to 70 years old, who now receive old-age or disability allowance. ...



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