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HKFWC's Response to Budget 2023-24

The Budget was released on February 22, 2023, which is also the first Budget after Hong Kong got rid of the disturbance caused by the epidemic, is an important direction for the current-term Government on how to promote Hong Kong's recovery from the trough. We welcome the Government's earmarking of...

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HKFWC's Response to Budget 2022-23

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International Women's Day 2020: Women Voice under Epidemic

International Women’s Day 2020: Women Voice under EpidemicHong Kong Federation of Women's Centres (HKFWC), since its founding in 1981, has tirelessly committed to promoting women's rights at the grass-roots level. Given the COVID-19 epidemic prevalence, HKFWC has launched a survey to...

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HKFWC's Response to Budget 2020-21

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Statements

Tai Po Carers' Group|Response to Policy Address 2023

(1) Opposition to giveaways; resources should be allocated to long-term policies and measures, as well as establishing long-term carer policiesThe Tai Po Carers' group ("the group") believes that measures such as distributing consumer vouchers do not effectively utilize community resources to...

Position paper to the LegCo Subcommittee on Promoting Carer-centric Policies on Carer's Support by Tai Po Carers' Group

The "Carers' Concern Group" ("the Concern Group") is formed by a group of carers and members who are concerned about the situation of carers in Tai Po District. The Concern Group is committed to supporting the needs of carers in the district and raising the community's awareness of carers. In this...

CNN|Position paper to the LegCo Subcommittee on Promoting Carer-centric Policies on Carer's Support

"Care Neighbourhood Network (CNN) - The All-in-One Carer Support Platform ("the Platform") is formed by a cross-sectoral group of stakeholders in Tai Po, comprising carers, social welfare organisations, religious organisations and social enterprises, and is committed to supporting the needs of...

JCABC|Carer's Interview - Elaine

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JCABC|Carer's Interview - Szeto

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JCABC|Carer's Interview - Zing

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JCABC|Carer's Interview - Sau Yee

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Position paper to the LegCo Panel on Welfare Services on Carer's Support

Set up in 1981, the Hong Kong Federation of Women's Centers have always fought for the rights and situations of women and carers. No one is born to be a carer. Being a carer should be a choice instead of an obligation. However, in traditional society women often have to take up the role of family...

Events & Programmes

329 Flag Day (Hong Kong Island)

After a long absence because of the epidemic, with the approval of the Social Welfare Department, the Hong Kong Federation of Women's Centres is pleased to announce that the "Hong Kong Island Flag Day 2025" will be held on March 29, 2025 (Saturday) in Hong Kong Island. The event aims to raise funds...

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CSR 2023|My Heavenly City

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Film watching "Barbie" with carers

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HKCSS Convention cum Hong Kong Social Service Expo 2023

Hong Kong Social Service Expo is held in Hong Kong Conference and Exhibition Centre with the theme of "United for an Inclusive Society", organised by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service. It aims to build a platform for various sectors such as business, medical, education, professional bodies,...

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TaiKo Workshop for Women Carers

With the facilitation of Virginia Chu and Lam Yip, 30 carers from the Jockey Club Wah Fu Centre and Jockey Club Lai Kok Centre joined a TaiKo workshop in Tseung Kwan O. TaiKo is a traditional Japanese sport which only allows males to play. But today, our carers learn a lot from the workshop.

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Carer Cafe|Wah Fu

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CSR 2021|Carer PUMP Workshop

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Beijing+25 Regional Review CSO Forum

The 25-year anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPFA) will be celebrated in 2020. It provides an opportunity for feminists across the globe to review state action and compliance in the implementation of the BPFA. It also provides an opportunity for governments and NGOs...

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Caring Company Expo 2019

Caring Company Expo 2019 was held on 20 May 2019 by The Hong Kong Council of Social Service. The main focus of our booth was on supporting working carers this year. Many working carers face immense pressure while working full time and taking care of their family at the same time. As a result, some...

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Mother's Day 2019|Rest Day of Mum

"Mums Need A Break" Mother's Day Campaign 2019|Rest Day of Mum The HKWFC, Tin Shui Wai Community Development Network, and Kwun Tong Methodist Social Service Care Centre are consistently promoting social awareness of children carers, providing suitable service for children carers, reducing their...

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Carer Cafe|Kick-off Ceremony

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"Carer - Who to care?" Seminar

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International Women's Day: Women Election Forum

Hong Kong Federation of Women's Centres, in association with Gender Reasearch Centre of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Women's Coalition on Equal Opportunities, is going to hold a women's forum on Legislative Council by-election on 8 March, 2018 in LT2, Yasumoto International...

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【織善社區】織善社區 創造空間新想像 善用有限空間 實現無限可能

Chinese version only.香港土地供應緊絀,每一寸空間都彌足珍貴。在空間與經濟掛鉤的現況下,有機構自發為基層市民度身訂造「發夢」、想像、照顧的空間,打破空間限制。周大福慈善基金今年推出「織善社區」,以深水埗...

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【關懷照顧者】團體辦課程支援照顧者 議員籲加津貼 (Chinese Only)

本港人口老化,照顧者不斷增加,有團體舉辦課程及工作坊提供支援。其中婦女中心協會賽馬會太和中心高級教育幹事吳珊瑤指出,政府資源主要集中在院舍及上門照顧服務,居家安老的支援不足。中心舉辦的課程,原本是培...

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精神病患照顧者身心疲憊 有誰共鳴?(Chinese Only)

「砰!」雲小姐(化名)患有躁鬱症的二十多歲兒子突然一拳打在牆壁上,嚇得她和丈夫不知如何是好。過了幾分鐘,兒子的情緒得以平復。半個小時後,他再度變得情緒化,難以自控地大叫、罵人。十二年間,兒子時有情緒...

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社福團體指滅貧欠KPI 促放寬照顧者津貼申領資格 (Chinese Only)

昨日(2022年10月19日)公布的《施政報告》,在勞工及社福措施上,較重要的政策為將目前關愛基金在2014年及2016年推出的長者及殘疾人士照顧者津貼恆常化。多個關注社福及基層團體表示歡迎,惟要求放寬照顧者定義、提升金...

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通識導賞:無糧出 無假放 無投訴 留一天給照顧者喘息 (Chinese Only)

【明報專訊】早前有照顧者因不忍患末期癌症的妻子受苦,在家燒炭希望妻子安詳離世。但這只是冰山一角,社會上還有更多瀕臨崩潰邊緣的照顧者。有年過七旬的照顧者照顧90幾歲的媽媽,身心俱疲說:「有一刻都好想殺死媽...

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社會服務:7社福機構提供一站式支援 (Chinese Only)

【明報專訊】7間關注照顧者需要的社福機構,包括:浸信會愛羣社會服務處、香港婦女中心協會、西貢區社區中心、基督教香港崇真會社會服務部、九龍城浸信會社會服務處、大埔浸信會社會服務處及和悅會,在2021年發起及組...

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誰謂天地寬? 護老者的心理健康 (Chinese Only)

心理健康是都市人的一大課題,根據2021年Work-life Balance城市排行,香港是全球過勞人口比率最高的城市。作為照顧者,恐怕更多時候是有苦自己知。去年四月,一對老夫老妻面對照顧困境,最終引發「以老護老」雙亡悲劇,再...

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全職媽媽的Me Time (Chinese Only)

「當全職媽媽不單要犧牲工作,全心投入照顧家庭,每天一醒來就要處理家務、照顧起居飲食、接送小孩,連休息時間都沒有,身心俱疲,當中的辛酸有誰明瞭?」阿霞訴說當全職媽媽並不是別人想像的「優差」,當中的壓力令...

大埔地區康健站今開幕 陳肇始冀為區內市民提供適時護理服務 (Chinese Only)

【星島日報報道】食物及衞生局局長陳肇始今日(16日)為大埔地區康健站開幕儀式主禮,隨着人口老齡化及慢性疾病日益普遍,香港醫療系統正面臨重大挑戰,當局需要採取多方面的措施應付與日俱增的醫療需要。地區康健中...

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照顧者咖啡室:重塑非正式社會支援網絡與照顧者身份 (Chinese only)

【撰文:馮家宜博士、陳永新博士】近年,不同的社會服務機構都開辦照顧者咖啡室,為身心疲累的照顧者提供資訊和服務。當照顧者咖啡室或類似的服務變得日漸普遍時,本文嘗試探討照顧者咖啡室怎樣在家庭以外的社區...

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流動車走訪大埔區 籲關注「照顧者」 (Chinese Only)

照顧者(carers)可謂有不少辛酸,更是有付出、無支援。本港首次有社福機構,以「照顧照顧者」作為主題設立流動服務車,於10月15日至19日停泊大埔五個不同地點,令更多人對照顧者的關注及了解何謂照顧者。一連5日的流動車...

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大埔快閃感謝祭 集遊戲體驗巿集、分享會、托兒所支援照顧者需要 (Chinese Only)

當大家認為周末是難得放鬆的假期,但照顧者卻是無日無夜在家中候命。有關注團體今日(30日)在大埔舉行照顧者感謝祭,舉辦巿集及服務體驗坊讓照顧者可以放鬆心情,同時邀請學者或專家在分享會探討未來政策方向,有講...

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懷舊冰室車一連五日走訪大埔 設社區咖啡室聆聽照顧者需要 (Chinese Only)

疫情期間家庭照顧者既要防疫,又要家中照顧長者或兒童,仿如「24小時on call隨時候命」,壓力瀕臨爆煲,有團體日前獲區議會資助,首度過流動服務車形式,今日(15日)起一連五日走訪大埔區內多個屋苑,以懷舊冰室模式為...

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照顧者壓力爆煲 政府要阻止慘劇再生 (Chinese Only)

上周六(24日)揭發的北角雙老倫常命案,再次引起社會關注照顧者「以老護老」、「以殘護老」帶來沉重的身心壓力。照顧者殺害病人再輕生的個案絕非個別事件,反映社會對照顧者的支援仍然短缺。政府必須從此案和其他案...

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一個照顧者為本的「第三空間」 (Chinese Only)

【撰文:馮家宜博士、陳永新博士】社會福利界其中一個討論重點議題,是怎樣更有效地支援照顧者,訂立以照顧者為本的政策和服務。在這個浩瀚的政策倡議和服務發展的討論中,其中一項是思考怎樣在社區層面推展以照...

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鄰里以外:照顧者社區聚腳點和建立非正式社會支援網絡的重要性 (Chinese Only)

【撰文:馮家宜博士、陳永新博士】現時政府沒有就照顧者在港的人數及家庭數目作全面的統計。根據《2015年香港統計月刊專題文章:殘疾人士及長期病患者》,香港至少有203,700名與殘疾人士同住的照顧者,以及175,600 名與...

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照顧者照顧別人 誰關心照顧者的需要? (Chinese Only)

早前一宗母親疑不堪照顧壓力勒斃21歲智障兒子的事件,引起社會關注照顧者壓力問題,之前亦曾發生過八旬翁誤殺長期病患妻子的事件。照顧者面對壓力不輕,但在心理及經濟支援上,卻未必有足夠資源協助。 雖然政府...