Leung Chun-ying has come under fire for not visiting poor families after his election as chief executive, as he did during his campaign. Professor Nelson Chow Wing-sun, a member of the Community Care Fund, said Leung had boosted his popularity during the campaign by visiting welfare groups and the needy, and should have done so again after securing the top job. 'Now that he is elected, he has arranged public visits, but not a meeting with welfare groups,' Chow told a Metro Finance radio programme yesterday. 'Nor did he revisit the street sleepers and families in partitioned flats.' During the past two weeks, the chief executive-elect has met business chambers, bankers and professionals. 'This will give people the impression that he values big corporations more highly ... than social workers, teachers and welfare groups, who are more in touch with common people,' Chow - chair professor of social work at the University of Hong Kong - told the South China Morning Post after speaking on radio. Chow also called on Leung to fulfil, by the end of the year, his pledge to raise the monthly old-age allowance. Long-term welfare planning was also needed, he said, urging a return to the five-year plans that were in place between 1973 and 2002. Various groups that met Leung during his election campaign said they had not heard from him since his victory. They would like a meeting with him as soon as possible to elaborate their views on welfare policies, they said. Leung attended a public forum the Society for Community Organisation set up, last Saturday, to meet the poor in Sham Shui Po. But Tam Siu-hing, of the Hong Kong Single Parents Association, said she wanted a closed-door meeting rather than a public one, which 'appears more like a show than serious discussion'. 'The new leadership should consider the establishment of a mechanism for long-term planning. The lack of it causes a mismatch between demand and resources,' she said, referring to a shortage of physiotherapists and professionals offering day care for the elderly. Kenny Fu Man-sang, of the HK PHAB Association - PHAB stands for physically handicapped and able-bodied - said there were 300,000 Hongkongers with disabilities, who should not be ignored. 'Leung promised to boost employment for the disabled, but has yet to come up with specifics,' he said. Meanwhile, Urban Renewal Authority chairman Barry Cheung Chun-yuen said it would be a loss to Hong Kong if Development Minister Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor did not serve in the next government. Cheung, who chaired Leung's campaign office, praised Lam as capable, ambitious, brave and committed. 'Like other Hongkongers, [I] hope some capable and ambitious people can be officials in the new government,' he said. Lam is rumoured to be Leung's choice for chief secretary. Pressed to say whether he was helping Leung form a cabinet, Cheung paused briefly and said: 'I don't want to comment.' Meanwhile, Liberal Party deputy chairwoman Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee said she was not worried that Leung might take revenge on the party for not supporting him in the March 25 election. Speaking on a Commercial Radio programme, she said her party decided against supporting Leung because they feared his perceived 'top-down' governance style might cause disharmony in society.