Hong Kong Council

People in dire need

More than half of Hongkongers who live on welfare cannot afford some basic necessities.

That's according to a study by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service.

Monday, 11 June, 2012, 12:00am

Social services forum 'inactive'

A forum where the government is supposed to discuss with welfare agencies the planning and development of social services has been inactive for more than two years, according to petitions to legislators from welfare workers.

15 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Old before their time

Some youngsters have sex before they turn 12, according to a poll released yesterday by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service. It also found that 81 per cent of young people said premarital sex was acceptable. The poll, conducted between last September and February, covered 1,200 members of so-called youth gangs aged from 11 to 18.

23 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Many children skip breakfast, survey finds

A significant number of young children in Hong Kong have bad eating and health habits, lack regular exercise and do not get enough attention from their parents, a survey has found.

31 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Fourfold jump for welfare scheme

The number of companies that join agencies to offer community services has jumped almost fourfold in four years under a matching programme.

14 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Innovative ideas to build staff morale

SALARIES, COMMISSIONS and bonuses may be great motivators, but successful companies realise other factors can contribute just as much to building staff morale and creating a genuine sense of belonging. Centaline has, therefore, taken steps to implement the following.

21 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Compuaid brings IT to underprivileged

About 1,000 computers will be given to the elderly and handicapped through the third Project Compuaid organised by Commercial Radio, Ming Pao and the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS).

Microsoft has given the full editions of Windows XP and Office XP to be installed in the computers with assistance of volunteer helpers from the council.

23 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Education for aged hit by neglect

The Government is paying lip service to the concept of lifelong education by neglecting senior citizens, the Hong Kong Council of Social Service says.

Revealing the results of a survey into education for the elderly, the council found more than half the territory's welfare organisations faced funding shortages and teaching shortfalls in courses for the aged.

23 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Needy are the losers in Lotteries Board decision

The Hong Kong Council of Social Service regrets the decision of the Hong Kong Lotteries Board that unclaimed prizes in Mark Six will not be channelled into the Lotteries Fund from next month. This will bring adverse effect on welfare services.

28 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Drug abuse - downward trend claims correct

I refer to the report headlined, 'Narcotics chiefs 'ignoring true extent of youth drug abuse' ' (South China Morning Post, December 6), concerning the Hong Kong Council of Social Service's claim that it suspected that it was misleading to say there had been a decline in the number of drug abuse reports made to the Government's Central Registry of Drug Abuse (CRDA).

16 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

20pc of unemployed prepared to break law to earn living

One in five unemployed people would be prepared to earn a living illegal means in the face of rising joblessness survey has found.

Of the 412 people interviewed in the Hong Kong Council of Social Service poll, 79 said they regarded it as acceptable to make money through illegal practices as long as it did not result in physical harm to others.

11 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Slump begins to take toll on families' lives

Domestic disputes are increasing and children are being taken out of nurseries because of the slump, social workers say.

There has also been a rise in the number of middle-class men seeking counselling - people who do not usually seek help, says the Hong Kong Council of Social Service.

23 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Disabled law too weak

THE Hong Kong Council of Social Service welcomes the Administration's determination to introduce disability discrimination legislation that strives for a non-discriminatory environment for disabled persons to participate fully and equally in society as their able-bodied counterparts. However, the scope of the legislationis neither clearly spelled out nor comprehensive enough.

26 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Let centre's clients get on with their lives

WITH regard to the opening of the activity centre for ex-mentally ill persons in Laguna City, I am deeply concerned about the recent reactions of local residents as well as of the mass media.

31 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Social service funding offered

THE Social Service Fund is again inviting applicants to submit detailed proposals of projects for consideration for a grant of up to $10,000.

The $107,000 fund is used to subsidise social service projects, research work and publications launched by registered and non-registered voluntary organisations, secondary and tertiary students and individuals.

17 Jan 1994 - 12:00am