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Outstanding Social Capital Project Awards

Make A Difference : Building a Sustainable Cross-sectoral Carers’ Support Network (Phase 2)
Organisation : Hong Kong Federation of Women's Centres Jockey Club Tai Wo Centre
Funding Period : 14 September 2015 to 13 September 2018
District : Tai Po
Project Summary : The project had been running for six years since the implementation of its first phase. It provided services for carers, chronic patients and their families in Tai Po District through organising community roving exhibitions, at the same time extending mutual help networks to hospitals, private homes for the elderly and the rural areas. The project continuously engaged different partners, including the medical, business and social welfare sectors, as well as churches and community groups, etc. It also established a House Captain system and a Mutual Help Committee, benefiting more people in need by building on the experience accumulated during its first phase and getting referrals from local organisations.

Quote from the winner

We would like to extend our utmost gratitude to the Community Investment and Inclusion Fund (CIIF) for their recognition and continuous support. We have always been concerned about the needs of carers and strived to understand their situation. In the past, we could only rely on the resources of our organisation and provide limited support for a small number of carers in the community. Nevertheless, after getting support from the CIIF, we can identify, support and transform more carers by adopting a social capital approach.

Our volunteer Yuk-chun is a good example. She used to be a carer herself, and hence she well understood the needs of carers. When the typhoon signal no.10 was in force in September 2018, after knowing that the regular meal box delivery service was suspended and fearing that the elderly would starve, she braved the storm and delivered bread to them. This is exactly an incident filled with love and care which have made Tai Po District a better place to live.

Finally, we would like to thank the CIIF Committee Members and Secretariat for their unfailing support over the years. They have endeavoured to answer our questions and handled the administrative work for us. We would also like to express our appreciation to the fellow sisters who have joined this project. Thanks to their efforts, we can build a caring community.

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