Disabled workers are starting their own enterprises to avoid being squeezed out of the workforce as manufacturing moves to the mainland. The Social Welfare Department's marketing consultancy office, opened in January to boost worker productivity, is helping the territory's 45 workshops for the disabled to generate their own products. General manager of the office, Lucinda Sung Yuk-ling, said the workshops had relied too much on manufacturers and firms to grant orders - usually the packaging and processing of 'letter-shopping' mail. 'After the manufacturers move to the mainland, it is almost impossible to expect them to carry on placing orders,' said Ms Sung. She declined to disclose the products involved, due to competition among the workshops run by different non-governmental organisations.