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Support to Ethnic Elderly (SEE) Project

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Introduction

Regarding to a steady rise and continuous ageing trend in the population of ethnic minorities (EMs) in Hong Kong, their needs of using various mainstream elderly services has increased simultaneously. Owing to language and cultural differences, EM elders and their caregivers encounter difficulties in accessing local culture, various social systems and social service information, which impede them from obtaining appropriate social services. Meanwhile, their insufficient understanding of needs of EM elders, makes the existing service providers inadequate to address to their unique needs.

Therefore, Hong Kong Christian Service funded by the Community Chest, has launched "Support to Ethnic Elderly (SEE)" Project in April, 2019. The project aims at facilitating the social inclusion of EM elders in Hong Kong, supporting their caregivers and mainstream elderly service providers. The project also promotes the connection among EM elders, their caregivers and the mainstream elderly service providers. Our objectives include:

  1. To enhance EM elders' knowledge to access to public services;
  2. To strengthen EM elders' social support networks in the community;
  3. To enhance the cultural competence of mainstream elderly service providers in serving EM elders;
  4. To improve the capacities of the caregivers of EM elders;
  5. To promote the community's awareness and concern about EM elders.

 

Service Targets

  • South and Southeast Asian elders aged 60 or above, living in the service boundary,
  • Caregivers of South and Southeast Asian elders, 
  • Service providers of various kinds of elderly services and their service users. 

 

Application

  • Needy persons can contact us by phone, email, fax or in person during service hours for application.

 

Service Boundary

Shamshuipo, Yau Tsim Mong and Kowloon City Districts 

 

 

Service contents

Services for EM elders and their Caregivers
  • Outreaching Service
  • Consultation Service: 2777 6188
  • Need Assessment and Referral Service
  • Capacity Building Programme
  • Mutual Support Group for EM elders
  • Mutual Support Group for Caregivers
  • Caring Buddies Scheme
  • Elderly Care Ambassadors
  • Active Elderly Award Scheme

 

Services for Elderly Service Providers and their Service Users:
  • Cultural Sensitivity Training
  • Partnership Scheme

 

Services to Enhance Community Awareness
  • Multicultural Activities
  • Community Education Programme

 

Inquiries and Comments

For any inquiries and comments, please contact us on 2777 6188 or visit us in person during opening hours. 

 

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Creating a Multicultural Age Friendly Community for All

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

Consultation Hotline Sessions

Monday to Friday

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 

This project is supported by The Community Chest

Contact Us
  • G/F, Un Nga House, Un Chau Estate, Shamshuipo, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • 2777 6188
  • 2725 7792
  • see@hkcs.org