Disabled to get more residential care places
May 16, 2012
More than 600 residential care places for the disabled will come into service this year, with a further 746 places coming in the next four years.
Director of Social Welfare Patrick Nip announced the figures during his visit to a residential care home for the disabled in Kowloon City today.
"It is expected that 627 residential care places will come into service this year. We have also earmarked suitable sites for the provision of an additional 746 residential care places in the next four years.
"The Government has [also] purchased places from private [care homes], through which we will provide 300 subsidised residential care places in four years, to increase the supply of subsidised places and encourage private [care homes] to upgrade their service standards."
Mr Nip spoke with residents at the home, and said he is pleased to know they are receiving training on living skills, and behavioural and emotional counselling.