Social Service

One third of young mentally ill stuck in cycle of home-idling

More than one-third of mentally-disturbed young people are trapped in a cycle of idling at home, with nearly a quarter of these suffering from internet addiction, researchers claim.

Monday, 25 March, 2013, 6:55am

Wealth gap needs leaders' attention

Hong Kong prides itself on being wealthy and cosmopolitan. But nearly one in five people live below the poverty line, according to the Council of Social Service.

16 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Officials hit back at legco hearing into I.T. contract

Government officials hit back yesterday at claims of political interference by whistle-blower Jeremy Godfrey in the awarding of an HK$220 million contract to run an internet learning programme.

They accused former government information technology chief Godfrey of overseeing an unfair selection process at a special meeting of a Legislative Council panel.

8 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

A wage that's affordable, and affords a decent life

Hong Kong is wealthy. On a global ranking of average per capita income, it stands seventh out of 181 economies, beside Switzerland, a notch below the US, and above Ireland, Canada, Australia and Britain. With such riches, all residents should be able to live decently with dignity.

8 Apr 2010 - 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

Technology is for everyone

Many young people in Hong Kong play games and surf the Net on their computer at home every day. But for children from poor families, access to computers is a luxury.

To raise awareness of the plight of underprivileged children, the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS) and IBM China/Hong Kong Limited organised a stamp design competition.

15 Mar 2007 - 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

Evangelical Lutheran Church Hong Kong - Social Service

Where: Room 301-302, Tai Tak House, Tai Yuen Estate, Tai Po

What: Set up in 1976, the charity has five centres offering a wide variety of community services to children, youths, the elderly, new arrivals, disabled people and other disadvantaged groups.

21 Sep 2005 - 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

Needing help with computer skills

I refer to the report headlined, 'Elderly eager to 'surf' ' (South China Morning Post, November 15).

With the rapid growth of modern technology, the number of people using computers is increasing. People from all walks of life, including the elderly, use computers regularly.

30 Nov 2000 - 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

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

Welfare agencies can help

I refer to the family tragedy which occurred at a flat in the Tin Ping Estate on October 19, where a mother threw her two sons out of a window before leaping to her own death.

13 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Fewer reports suggest drug abuse on decline

I refer to Cindy Sui's report, headlined 'Privacy law 'disguising true extent of drug use' ' (South China Morning Post, September 11), concerning the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance and the statistics kept by the Government's Central Registry of Drug Abuse (CRDA).

16 Sep 1998 - 12:00am