Make A Difference: Building a Sustainable Cross-sectoral Carers' Support Network

We launched our three-year project Make A Difference: Building a Sustainable Cross-sectoral Carers' Support Network from July 2012 with support from the Community Investment and Inclusion Fund.


The core focus of the project was helping caregivers look after their own needs. It offered seminars, volunteer activities, and support groups to broaden their support network and alleviate the pressure on them. At the same time, the project aimed to increase attention paid in the community to the needs of our caregivers.We are pleased to have received a second round of funding for Phase II of the project, running September 2015 to September 2018. Building upon the success of Phase I, Phase II will see us expand the support network for caregivers in Tai Po. We also aim to introduce even more professional bodies across a number of sectors to build most robust social capital for caregivers in the region.This programme is supported by the Community Investment and Inclusion Fund.


Carers Advisory Committee

We have invited caregivers representatives along with stakeholders from the local organisations, social welfare agencies, pan-regional groups, and the local community to participate in cross-sectoral advisory committee on carers. The committee meets regularly and we envisage that it will develop a sustainable social support network for caregivers.


Angels of Loving Compassion

Our Angels of Loving Compassion are a critical volunteer force to maintain our community networks. The angels actively seek out caregivers in the community and give them care and support. They also serve as senior volunteers who impart their skills onto new volunteers. The angels train our incoming volunteer force with skills such as giving haircuts, maintaining haircut supplies, skills that can help improve caregivers' lives.


Body, Mind, Spirit Training for Holistic Wellbeing

Make A Difference has been working with the United Christian Nethersole Community Health Service to introduce a holistic wellbeing mentality to caregivers using positive psychology and traditional Chinese medicine. Lots of caregivers have participated in our joint activities covering a range of topics, including nutrition and ways to relieve stress. Participants found mutual encouragement through the activities and continue to care for their own physical and mental well-being.


This project ended


EnquiryJockey Club Tai Wo Centre
2654 6066
102-107, G/F, Fook Wo House, Tai Wo Estate, Tai Po, N.T.

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