The Community Care Fund is a useful back-door for the government to speedily launch welfare programmes, which would take months or even years to gain approval via the normal channels, its chairman has said.Saturday, 2 March, 2013, 3:52am
About 30,000 low-income people living in cubicles and other inadequate housing are expected to benefit from a subsidy launched by the Community Care Fund yesterday which could hand out payments of up to HK$8,000 to help families.
The charitable trust has set aside HK$91 million for the scheme, which was announced earlier this year and was opened to applications yesterday.9 Oct 2012 - 3:18am
The government should go ahead with its planned means test for a new old age allowance - despite opposition from political parties - a member of the taskforce on poverty said on Friday5 Oct 2012 - 6:02pm
Dr Law Chi-kwong does not see high prices in Tin Shui Wai as the result of a monopoly. He sees them as a side-effect of flawed town planning.
'Town planners of Tin Shui Wai lacked knowledge in human interaction,' said Law, an associate professor at the University of Hong Kong's Department of Social Work and Social Administration.2 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
Schoolchildren from poor families will get help with lunch costs and study tours thanks to planned payouts from the joint government-business Community Care Fund.
These were among 10 initiatives put forward by the fund yesterday which will cost HK$727.33 million and help about 300,000 people.21 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
But he denies that Democrat was denied entry due to political reasons
Beijing's office in Hong Kong said yesterday it did not know if a Democrat refused entry to the mainland on Saturday had received advance approval for the visit.30 Aug 2004 - 12:00am
If Dr Law Chi-kwong had his way, he would make a 'family impact analysis' mandatory in the formulation of social policies.
Just as environmental concerns have made environmental impact assessments a must for every building project, Dr Law is adamant the community should uphold the importance of the family as a pillar of social stability.12 Sep 1996 - 12:00am