Support Teams for the Elderly (長者支援服務隊)

Countries: 
Hong Kong
Implemented by: 
Social Welfare Department, Hong Kong SAR
Type of Implementer(s): 
Government
Relevant MIPAA Issues: 
I-1 (Active participation in society and development)
Description: 

"Support Teams for the Elderly provide elders with assistance so that they can live actively in the community with this support network. Service users could receive telephone contacts, home visits and personal assistance. The programme also promotes senior volunteerism to encourage elders to become volunteers themselves, to be continuously involved in social affairs and to serve other elders in need so as to promote a sense of worthiness.

Eligible elders could register and use this service free of charge. At the same time, they could become volunteer and contribute to other elders as well."