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  1. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Court's landmark benefits ruling could cost taxpayers an extra HK$197m a year

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:02am by Stuart Lau

    ... billion the government had earmarked for the scheme in the current financial year. The figure was set before the court ruling. Dominic Lee Tsz-king, a Liberal Party member opposed to lowering the CSSA threshold, said Cheung's estimate justified his fears. "This may attract more people from the mainland who are eyeing government subsidies," Lee said. Local officials should ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Outgoing social services chief urges break-up of asylum welfare contract

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 12:00am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Outgoing social services chief says HK$203 million asylum seeker welfare contract would be better spent with more competition involved Break-up of asylum aid contract urged The outgoing head of the Council of Social Service has called for the break-up of the lucrative multi-million dollar welfare assistance contract for asylum seekers. Chief executive ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Training to unleash possibilities for the blind

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Training to unleash possibilities for the blind The training of two Hongkongers who it is hoped will spearhead the development of guide dogs for the blind in the city is set to begin in Britain later this month. The Hong Kong Guide Dogs Association hopes the specialist training of Garrick Poon Kwok-wai and Cherrie Wu Ching-yee - who were selected from ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    'Tell us what our food really costs'

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 03:46am by Christy Choi and Danny Lee

    ... Christy Choi and Danny Lee Asylum seekers demand answers from agency as sit-in protest over cheap meals enters fourth day 'Tell us what our food really costs' Protests at the offices of the International Social Service continued for a fourth day yesterday as asylum seekers continued to seek answers from the welfare provider and the Social Welfare Department about ...

  5. 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

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Advocacy groups and parties set out the social issues they say should be addressed as priorities 'Improve life for the elderly, poor 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 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    DAB hints it could back means-tested new old-age allowance

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Party still wants asset cap increased to HK$300,000, but it will ‘review’ proposal D.A.B. hints at support for Old Age scheme The government's hopes of Legco approving funding for its proposed old-age living allowance have received a boost. The biggest Beijing loyalist party now appears to support the idea, having softened its stance ahead ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Waiting list for subsidised elderly homes may last 50 years

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, Emily Tsang

    ... As thousands queue for subsidised homes, the 1,700 places pledged by chief executive in his policy address are likely to have little impact Clearing the waiting list for government-subsidised homes for the elderly could take up to 50 years if provision in ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Elderly allowance bypasses filibuster

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Colleen Lee and Ng Kang-chung Dramatic twist in Legco sees funding request included in budget, meaning monthly payment of HK$2,200 may be handed out from April Elderly allowance bypasses filibuster About 290,000 elderly residents in need may receive a new monthly allowance of HK$2,200 from April after the administration executed what critics said was a carefully devised tactic ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Set target for poverty relief, say Labour Party lawmakers

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... for reducing the number living below the line, now 1.31 million people. If welfare is included as income, this figures drops to 1.01 million. Labour lawmaker and party chairman Lee Cheuk-yan said ... would mean the government focusing all its resources on those living under the poverty line, while many people hovering right above the line may need help as well," she said. Lee disagreed. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Asylum seekers protest food shortages after change in collection service

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 12:00am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Asylum seekers protest against food shortages A fresh protest outside the offices of a government contractor dealing with the welfare of asylum seekers has passed off peacefully. More than 50 asylum seekers joined rights group Vision First to complain about a new distribution policy they say is leaving them hungry. International Social Service Hong ...




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