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  1. 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 increases at the pace outlined in the chief executive's policy address. While Leung Chun-ying pledged on Wednesday to add ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Judge orders shelter for pregnant asylum seeker living on streets

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 04:47am by Christy Choi

    ... in Tsim Sha Tsui. In a writ filed on behalf of the family, the ISS is accused of failing to pay rent on the family's flat, meaning they were evicted twice this month. They ended up sleeping ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Expansion of nursing services under fire

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

    ... by the government's failure to specify the number of new nursing places for the elderly that would be subsidised. They were also riled by plans to leave out some districts that were facing rapid ageing. ... are either subsidised by the government or fully financed by the private operators. The projects are expected to yield a total of 9,000 and 8,000 places- both subsidised and self-financing- ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Poor children say government has not met needs for housing, education

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 04:59am by Ernest Kao

    ... Low-income-family subsidies and housing-rental subsidies should be provided to all working-poor families, said Leung, who shares a subdivided flat in Sham Shui Po with her father and new immigrant mother. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Mainland Chinese to test seven-year rule on qualification for Hong Kong housing

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 11:32pm by Danny Mok, Emily Tsang, Jennifer Ngo

    ... Danny Mok, Emily Tsang and Jennifer Ngo Denial of flat to mainlander who's lived in HK for 5 years to be challenged First it was social security, now it's housing ... is unconstitutional," the group's Foo Wai-lok said. The woman, who moved from Shenzhen five years ago, shares a subdivided flat in Sham Shui Po with her daughter, four. The fallout from Tuesday's ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Ex-social welfare chief says residency rule for claims was never justifiable

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 05:40am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... or households are receiving discretionary CSSA. Kong arrived from the mainland in 2005, but her Hong Kong husband died the next day and his public flat was reclaimed by the Housing Authority. Her ...

  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

    ... HK$2,500 for a public housing flat. "So, does this mean the government will be handing out more money to us?" Chen asked after the city's official poverty line was announced ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Tackling poverty in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by Ernest Kao, Jennifer Ngo

    ... suggestion is to group the transport subsidy to become the actual low-income family supplement, then increase the flat grant of the textbook subsidy and group it with that too." But Wong ...

  9. 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 of official, permanent and ongoing services, Cheung said. The schemes subsidise low-income families living in substandard housing, such as cubicle units, and provide lunch money for children.   ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Plan to reduce wait for care homes: send Hong Kong's elderly to Guangdong

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

    ... people waiting years for a government-subsidised place in the city's care homes may be given the choice of joining a fast-track queue for places in two Guangdong facilities run by Hong Kong ... lists for government-subsidised homes in the city running at more than three years - more than 5,000 died before getting a place in 2011 - Cheung called the move "a breakthrough". ...




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